Mental Health + Social Media

     About 40% of the entire world’s population uses social media, spending an average of about 2 hours on various platforms throughout their day. The staggering statistic is reflective of how social media has evolved into an integral part of the landscape of communication & connectivity. Researchers investigate the impact of this new medium on […]

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The Ethics of Blogging

The role of an influencer evolves as the landscape of traditional marketing changes. We see more bloggers with a vast following partnering with large-scale corporations, and while this rapidly growing, niche market expands into a lucrative business, it prompts the question – are there rules for how influencers move through this new medium? Well, that first […]

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Designer[Insider]: Sayran

There are so many remarkable female visionaries out there, but one in particular who I find forever inspiring is Sayran Barzani, founder of her eponymous jewelry line “Sayran”. The collections — inspired by her Kurdish heritage — are bold and provide a modern perspective into a multifaceted cultural identity. Sayran is an outspoken activist for […]

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THRWBK SZN

Sometimes the best outfits are the ones that take you somewhere else, another place, another time. I find myself revisiting pieces in my wardrobe because they transport me. This particular look takes me back to my childhood — high tops, turtlenecks, rainbow palettes and vibrant curiosity. I snagged this Tommy Hilfiger jacket on sale at […]

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D[I] Travel Guide: Rome

Rome has been on my bucket list since I watched The Lizzie McGuire movie and obsessed over making wishes at the Trevi Fountain. It was my teenage brown girl dream, and it was also severely overrated. Now before I begin, let me first say that Rome is a beautiful, historical city and if you’ve never […]

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D[I] Travel Guide: London

London is one of those incredible places where no amount of time is enough. Our big European adventure began here and it’s probably one of the only cities we visited on this trip that I could keep coming back to. While many European cities tend to slow down during the winter season, London comes to […]

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Green Gal Riri

The best part of styling is the experimentation — the oscillating between ideas & inspiration for a look that is not only wearable but creatively stimulating. When I saw these killer green embroidered satin boots at Zara, they gave me total Rihanna-in-Balenciaga vibes from her “Wild Thoughts” music video. I love when something dope from […]

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Designer[Insider]: HoliChic by Megha

Devī (Sanskrit: देवी) is the Sanskrit word for “goddess” We hear a lot about supporting and empowering women, but celebrating others begins with celebrating yourself. I learned this from my grandmother who taught me the importance of self love. My Naani is the quintessential matriarch who does not sit for a second and is constantly […]

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A Mindful Closet

We are fortunate to possess many material things, so many that we run out of space to keep it all and then we forget about it. It happens, but to mitigate a lot of the wastefulness and hoarding, it's important to approach our materialism with mindfulness. If you are like me and go into a […]

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