An Open Letter to HRC 

Dear Hillary, I don’t like you, I promise you of that. You actually stress me out but I’m sorry. I’m sorry that after years of hard work & dedication you lost to what might possibly be the least qualified presidential candidate of all time. I’m sorry that you lost due to white supremacy, yes the…

Blueprint: Howard University Homecoming 2016

If you know me at all I didn’t have the best homecoming experience my freshman year. Homecoming 2016 is a very, very different tale. I kicked it off on Thursday with the fashion show. I honestly was lazy all week just so I could go all out for the weekend. It was amazing. The models,…

To be Young, Carefree, & Black

My mother raised me this way. She raised me to be a passionate young Black girl who loves her skin and her life. She’s trained me to be adventurous and curious, unafraid to travel & explore the world. She trained me to be this carefree being, long before the phrase was coined. However, there’s a…

My Natural Hair Journey

Hair has always been extremely important to me. I don’t know quite why but I think it’s because it’s one of the few things that can make my ginormous head look relatively normal sized. So when I told my mom a year ago I was going natural it was kind of a big deal, and…

My First Year at Howard University 

A couple of months ago I told you all how hard it was for me to make friends my entire life and I guess you could call this post an update of some sorts. My freshman year of college never scared me academically. The workload was bearable. Did I slip up occasionally? Of course, no…

Get In Formation and Drink Lemonade

  So if you haven’t heard, Beyoncé broke the internet yet again. This time with a provocative and vulnerable concept film and album, both titled Lemonade. The album explores Black womanhood, Black love, and Black power. The concept of Lemonade plays off the idea that Black women constantly are dealt the lemons of life but…

Spring has sprung 

What is springtime at Howard University? Spring time is the weather hitting the mid 70s and everyone sitting out on the yard. Spring time is when someone turns on their speaker and the whole school congregating around it. Spring time is when someone decides to bring a table and some DJ equipment and a speaker…

Friend Roles are Friend Goals

Let’s be honest with ourselves; we all have different friends for different things. You might not go to the party with the same friends you go to the movies with and honestly that’s cool. Friend roles are important. Here’s a guide to friend roles using my friends as example: Friend Roles Dictionary: Melodie: A Melodie…

Howard Is What I Make It

So if you don’t know by now I go to Howard University. The illustrious Howard University, the Mecca, that school Drake loves oh so much. I love Howard. I’ve loved Howard since that perfect trip during the Veterans Day weekend my Junior year of high school. So much Black beauty, so much Black history, and…

When You’ve Never Fit In

Most of us aren’t completely satisfied with ourselves. Take me for example, I’m nowhere near it. I’m self conscience about my body size, I always feel like an outsider, I’m a total dork, and so much more. I’ve learned to accept these things but not necessarily embrace them. I try to be confident, but that…

Syd’s First Snow

I go to school in Washington DC. I was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. The biggest thing so far this semester is snow. The fluffy stuff was super fun and pretty till I had to walk through it. Snow brings ice, ice brings slipping, I am clumsy, I fell. So here I am sitting…