What is the Problem?

­­­­­“What can we do to make you feel safe and supported?” Safe and supported? What does that even mean? Two years ago, I was standing at the sample cart at Teavana, and two businessmen walked by me. One was white and one was of mixed race. As they walked by, I asked if they would... Continue Reading →

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PLAYING IT (SAFE) BY EAR: the Influence of Music on Fashion and Choices

(MARCH 2011 VS APRIL 2018 PHOTO BY @AGATABEE) When I was 11 years old, I stumbled on the But It’s Better If You Do music video by Panic at the Disco. For the next four years, I would stammer into Hot Topic, buy band merchandise online (with whatever money I was allotted from my parents),... Continue Reading →

Moodcast #1: LONELY

Music has set the mood since films were silent and colorless. As melodies and tunes brought scenes together, music melted into real life scenarios and made life a little easier to understand with a bit of music playing in the background. While they were a stranger’s words, they spoke to us in times of distress,... Continue Reading →

LumiLens: We Broke Up Review

Korean dramas have been taking over the Asian entertainment business by storm for the past couple of years. From their beautiful and talented actors to the complex plot line, these shows have captured the attention of millions around the world. Although there are amazing shows out there today, some viewers might think that it might... Continue Reading →

Step 1: Honesty

Honesty is the best policy. Or is it? When I was in middle school, making friends depended on how I spoke and what I spoke about. I talked about things that I thought people liked, and I crumbled even if I didn't think it was right. In other words, I had two personas - public... Continue Reading →

“I Am No Stranger to Strangers.”

(Old image featured - 2015) I am no stranger to strangers. Every time something shifts in my life, I momentarily forget past occurrences and only look forward. My memory gets foggy, and the concept that "this seems familiar" disappears for half a second. Thinking back, this is not the first time I've heard these words,... Continue Reading →

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