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Why I Started ‘Oh…We’re Going There’ Podcast

podcast February 3, 2020

When I started blogging in 2014, I had no idea what I was doing…But, little by little I figured out that I wanted to create a space that told stories of all kinds. I came up with visual stories and look books, but for a long time, the know was a bit lost on me…I had to get very vulnerable with myself in order to share my experiences. As I peeled back the layers, the idea of turning my experiences with everything from heartbreak to discrimination into pieces that people on the internet could read slowly became second nature.

Then, I started to view think pieces as an opportunity to educate, or to spotlight other creators and entrepreneurs, and to create conversations. I started to play around with different content mediums–from YouTube and IGTV, to shows on MTV and ABC–all helping me confirm my passion for unpacking complex subjects–like the economy, social justice, legislation, diplomacy–just as much as I am about creating my usual–fashion, travel, art, and entertainment.

In an effort to get people my age talking about those important things, I decided to start a podcast from a lens that seeks to understand how Black and Brown Millennials and Gen-Zers are shaping and influenced by society. Why? We live in a world where those voices simply don’t get enough play. End of story. But whether Black, Brown, White, Purple, or Green, Millennials and Gen-Zers have been through a lot; the oldest Millennials entered the job market during the 2008 Financial crisis, have seen endless wars, ballooning student loan debt, report higher rates of depression and anxiety than previous generations, and have seen horrifying changes in the environment.

But through it all, Millennials and Gen-Z have found ways to be more vocal about things like gun violence, the US prison complex system, and LGBTQ+ issues, amongst many other things. And even though we’re characterized as entitled and lazy, members of our generations have created just about every leading tech company, and innovative service that has impacted the lives of nearly everyone on the planet. 

So, I decided to start “Oh…We’re Going There,” to talk about the gutsy things–real things–not the BS that reality TV is force-feeding us. And yeah, I’ve been there, done that with MTV Ghosted…but my podcast is an unfiltered version of stories that matter from change-makers like Nayamka Roberts-Smith, Bree Newsome Bass, Jaime Harrison, Shannon Watts, Shirley Raines, Saira Rao, and many more. 

So, let’s go there:

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Lookbook 2.17

fashion February 17, 2017

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“Abstraction is a form of decadence”
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“You are responsible for constituting the meaning of things”

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“You get the face you deserve”

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“The most profound things are inexpressible”

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“You don’t know what’s what until you support yourself”

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“Self-awareness can be crippling”

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“You should raise boys and girls in the same way”

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“Sacrificing yourself for a bad cause is not a moral act”

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“It’s crucial to have an active fantasy life”

 

The Cult of Simplicity

fashion September 19, 2016
In a simple world, no gesture, or visual would hold any weight. We’d program ourselves robotic and choose our words carelessly, let alone our daily uniforms.
But, this is not a simple world.
Our complex world renders our day-to-day wear the rawest way we choose to express ourselves– our comforts, our intentions, or desires; it speaks before we do.
Few things are as of such prodigious importance. Your jeans are practically introducing you to me.
But, this is my dream-like take on the daily uniform.
The things I’ve worn, or would wear–this is not my reality. Whether real or imagined, my choices in vêtements send you signals you cannot ignore.
For these reasons, I beg the question, is a daily uniform that simple after all?
“Life of the Party”
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Jacket: Free People
Shoes: ASOS
Necklace: Nordstrom
“The Workplace, Imagined”
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Dress: Banana Republic
Bra: Victoria’s Secret
Shoes: Zara
“Everyday is Short and Sweet”
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Dress: Zara
Shoes: Missguided
Necklace: ASOS