Meals in Review: Montreal

August 31st, 2011  |  by  |  published in Blog, My Two Cents

Meals in Review: Montreal

This month I boarded an Amtrak train and sat the 11 hours it takes to get to Montreal, Canada. Originally I was only going for 3 days, but there is sooooo much to see and do in Montreal– that I decided to extend my trip to 7 days… one of the perks of Freelancing! As always food […]

3 Tips For Your Holiday Party

December 19th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Blog, My Two Cents

3 Tips For Your Holiday Party

Homemade Raspberry Cupcakes The holidays are here!! And I love this time of year because it gives me an excuses to catch up with friends and get to know a few new people along the way… and since Thanksgiving I have been doing just that. This year in particular has been especially fun because I […]

Miami ~ Meals in Review

November 15th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Blog, My Two Cents

Miami ~ Meals in Review

As I’ve said before- one of the best parts of traveling to me- is the food. I love getting to taste the local dishes and experience the local night-life. My time in Miami was no different. Hands down the BEST thing I ate during my visit was this Grilled Shrimp Skewers (with Habanero – coriander […]

2010 Meals in Review

August 29th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Blog, My Two Cents

2010 Meals in Review

I don’t know about you, but for me- Good Food is always wrapped-up in my BEST memories- And 2010 has been no different. Every place I’ve gone this year has always included good meals- based on a Restaurant recommendation- Either by the family member or friend accompanying me, by A Hotel Employee, or even by […]

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    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



  • A friend who just graduated and going through the “I can’t find a job in my field” blues asked me for advice. I directed her to where I went for inspiration when I was going through the same thing. I still play this Will Smith video every time I doubt my purpose. Here is the full list I sent her.


  • Conversations by the pool

    Met two women from Toronto by the pool. After we exchanged pleasantries for a bit, they asked about #Ferguson— they’ve been watching news about it all week, they said. I told them about #EricGarner (they hadn’t heard about him). They informed me someone else was killed by police in St Louie last night (need to fact check that). We bonded in our frustration and helplessness as the Costa Rican sun hit our face. They said they hoped this moment was our generations civil rights movement. I agreed, then got up to get a drink.


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