This past year or so has really shined a light on how far we still have to go with cultivating inclusion and diversity in the workplace. And while the evidence supporting the need for change is plentiful, the level of investment put towards eradicating inequality and disempowering historical barriers seems scarce.
we’ve all gone through phases in our lives where we feel ‘less than’. moments where we believe things haven’t gone the way they should have. it feels like we’ve run out of time to right our wrongs and experience a life of true happiness. and nothing makes sense anymore. how does one realign?
i didn’t even know what rape culture was until about a week ago. it wasn’t something i talked about. i didn’t read about it anywhere. i never even gave it much thought. why? because i am not a rapist. the people i surround myself with are not rapists. so in my mind, rape culture had nothing to do with me.
our realities are largely shaped by the people we forge relationships with – our parents, our significant others, people in leadership, and our friends. and as we go through life, developing and manifesting along the way, it becomes increasingly important than we prune out the people that aren’t contributing to our growth.
weddings are a beautiful thing. the photos. the glitz and glamour. the reunion between friends. and most importantly, the celebration of love. but make no mistake about it, weddings can also take a major toll on all those involved.
we all want to win at life. but what happens when those closest to us are the ones preventing us from becoming the best versions of ourselves? how do we cope with the reality that sometimes, those we refuse to let go are those secretly praying for our downfall?
burnout has become a societal norm. and most of us have normalized “going all in” for our jobs, finding it hard to exist outside the confines of a job title. we say yes to everything because we are fueled by this constant desire of having to earn our keep and prove we’re capable of doing amazing work. it ain’t gotta be this way, though.
coping with the loss of a family member or loved one is very difficult. although it’s clear to us that birth and death are natural components of life, it doesn’t make the pain of losing someone close to us go away any quicker. death is inevitable. grief is circumstantial. here are some things you can do to lessen the burden of those that will be left to mourn you after your death.
a lot of people think being a freelance creative is a game. they are convinced we’re at home, sitting on the couch with a macbook surfing the internet and streaming content. it’s really not like that at all, though.
so it’s been about a week now and i think it’s safe to say that a lot of us have seen (or heard about) beyonce’s performance at coachella. if you haven’t seen it for yourself, you can still keep reading, but you may not understand the full scope of the things i reference regarding the performance. nevertheless, here’s my take on it.
today, april 2, is my 28th birthday. and every year on the days leading up to this day, i find myself thinking about lessons i've learned in the previous year. friends i've lost. mistakes i've made, victories i've won. all of it. because those experiences made me who i am.
at universities across the world, black greek-lettered organizations (bglo’s) have one ultimate goal, to run the yard (yard = campus). but for more reasons than one, a lot of undergraduate chapters have lost sight of what it actually takes to run the yard. check out these thought starters that may be helpful in helping your undergraduate chapter live its best life and avoid campus extinction.