Occupy Wall Street: Diverse Minds Coming Together

October 20th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Blog, My Two Cents

Occupy Wall Street: Diverse Minds Coming Together

For weeks protesters from different walks of life have descended on Liberty Plaza (Zuccotti Park) — and now a community has emerged. While reporting for Turnstyle News, I found that although different causes inspired people to converge in Lower Manhattan, there is a common feeling of openness, discussion, and interaction between people who might have […]

Killing Awlaqi Sends USA Down a Dangerous Path

October 3rd, 2011  |  by  |  published in Blog, My Two Cents

Killing Awlaqi Sends USA Down a Dangerous Path

On Friday it was reported that Anwar al-Awlaqi, a U.S. born Al-queda leader was killed in Yemen, by U.S. airstrikes. The AFP reported, US President Barack Obama on Friday said the killing of Awlaqi was a “major blow” to Al-Qaeda, adding it marked a “milestone in the broader effort to defeat” the terror network. In […]

Obama producing birth certificate

May 2nd, 2011  |  by  |  published in Blog, My Two Cents, Videos

Obama producing birth certificate

I always hesitant to write about Politics on here because Veralyn Media is about Relationships, Dating, Culture… and (as a Black woman dating and living in America) race. But lets face it Race is Political… so here goes… I feel like I’ve been in denial. Yes, I’ve been hearing Donald Trump demand President Obama’s birth […]

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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



  • 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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