For this edition of Black Girl, using my favorite social medium, Twitter, I sent out a request for creatives of all kinds to send me examples of their work if they wanted to be interviewed. I thought at most I’d get ten or fifteen submissions from girls in HBCUs in the DMV; however, after a few hours, my DMs were flooded with exceptionally talented young women who do everything from visual design to poetry at schools like Tuskegee and North Carolina A&T, all the way down to the AUC and beyond. And although they varied in creative fields, level of experience, and location, they all shared the same basic goal - to excel at the highest level in their respective endeavors.
The first girl I spoke to was Maya Randolph, a freshman at Clark Atlanta University from Dayton, Ohio with a passion for spoken word.
Thanksgiving aka the day where your healthy eating regiment goes out the window is almost here.
The holiday season is finally upon us, which means I’ll soon be booking train tickets back home from school.
I’ve always thought of myself to be very self-assured almost to the point where I can’t be easily influenced.
As a little girl, I was enthralled by the idea of living a perfect life. I had dreams of becoming a pediatrician and establishing my own children’s hospital all while getting married and raising a family.
Now more than ever, we are seeing Black women-owned businesses making a name for themselves in the global market.
I am a student at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) and last month a flyer circulated on campus for an event called “White Awake”. The flyer was distributed by UMD’s Counseling Center and Division of Student Affairs to advertise “A group for white students to talk about race”.
Dealing with stress and anxiety can be super challenging, especially for the high school or college girl who is involved in everything. Here's a few tips on how to balance relaxation and being on the go.
So the weekend comes around and for college students that means getting drunk, getting high and partying the stress away, right? Well for some students that might be what their weekend looks like and that’s completely fine. But, for me it’s not something I’m interested in.
As a young, black creative who is always in the process of finding new people to admire and celebrate, I generally start with the people around me. And an HBCU undergrad studying communications in the place formerly known as “Chocolate City,” I find myself admiring and celebrating people that look like me the most.