Choosing to Breathing

February 6th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Blog, Personal Essays

Choosing to Breathing

I always knew, I wanted to be doing, exactly what I wanted to do. I’ve always been stubborn or as my parents always put it, “fussy,” that way. In elementary school I wanted to be a singer, more specifically I wanted to be Brandy. At 11 years old I remember sitting on my parents bed […]

5 Videos to Inspire and Motivate

February 6th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Blog, My Two Cents

5 Videos to Inspire and Motivate

Whenever you have a dream, you will always have events or people in your life that will try and derail your focus. And for most of us, the number one person holding us back, is ourselves. Trust me- I know first hand. As a woman working to make my mark in media- I sometimes question my decision to […]

5 Ways To Get Your Dream Job

June 1st, 2010  |  by  |  published in Blog, My Two Cents

5 Ways To Get Your Dream Job

1. Find mentors: These are the people you can ask the most “naïve” or “dumb” questions to, and they will give you a serious answer, with a list of books to read and websites to visit. This can be a professor, an old boss, a friend of a friends Mom… basically anyone that will be […]

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    janetmock:

    My new essay explores how Beyonce’s feminist stance in pop culture helped frame my own feminist awakening:

    “I am in my 30s and was emboldened by Beyonce’s feminist stance on that stage, and can’t help but believe that that image will be equally as powerful to young people who witness that moment, whose first engagement with feminism will be that moment. Maybe, just maybe, Beyonce will serve as the bridgebetween pop culture and feminists like bell and Barbara and Audre, maybe some young woman bobbing her head to ‘Blow’ or ‘Partition’ or ‘Flawless’ will do so while reading Ain’t I A Woman? or Homegirls or Sister Outsider.”

    —FROM my new essay: My Feminist Awakening & the Influence of Beyonce’s Pop Culture Declaration