stories | think piece | ideas
Solitude Finally
Finding solitude gives us new perspective, security in our own company and self, and helps us unravel the thin and subtle distinction between solitude and loneliness....
  • Jul 15, 2019
  • 4 min read
ideas | book review
7 Lessons from Their Eyes Were Watching God
Takeaways from Zora Neale Hurston's 1937 novel...
  • Jun 24, 2019
  • 2 min read
music review | classics
Illmatic, a hiphop classic
This album is iconic, better yet legendary, akin to mythological for hiphop fans, detailing and expressing the environment, stories, and challenges of the Queensbridge MC so vividly that you feel as though you are walking with Nas through those iconic NY projects....
  • Sep 25, 2018
  • 7 min read
book review | poetry
Tiny Steps to Healing
Gloria spends a large chunk of her book encouraging us to celebrate ourselves by being vulnerable, never settling, forgiving ourselves for past mistakes, and spending time with ourselves so as to have a more conscious understanding of our place in the world....
  • Jul 31, 2018
  • 3 min read
music review
Outside — Burna Boy's remarkable third studio album
Burna Boy's Outside is sometimes playful, sometimes serious, other times sentimental but it maintains the same quality of enjoyment and uncompromisable chill present on Burna Boy's past records,and perhaps even exceeds them....
  • Jun 09, 2018
  • 2 min read
music review | conversations
Blur EP
Blur, a concept piece by Mucyo, tells the relatable story of the phases in a relationship from start to end....
  • Jun 08, 2018
  • 4 min read
stories | ideas | think piece
2 Shades of the Dark Girl
Portia Uwase discusses the influence of western cultural appropriation and how it affects dark skinned women in India....
  • May 28, 2018
  • 10 min read
music review
Ram Chahe Leela
Ram Chahe Leela is one of the songs in the highly popular 2013 hindi film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali called Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram-Leela....
  • Apr 29, 2018
  • 4 min read
stories | mental health | ideas
What it's like to live with depression
At night, depression comes at me with full force. Everything hits me all at once, and I feel helpless. I succumb to it, letting it take over me and consume me; There is no fight left in me at this point....
  • Mar 22, 2018
  • 7 min read
stories | think piece | ideas
Millenials + Love = Error. Solve for Happiness
The only times we express our thoughts on love, are when we're either in a relationship or in the deepest state of singlehood. The in between and its unravelling is left to memes and anonymous owner of pages that secretly depict who we really are behind closed doors....
  • Feb 22, 2018
  • 5 min read
film review
Kindil El Bahr
Kindil El Bahr is a 40-minute visual representation of Khaled Hosseini’s quote in his book  A Thousand Splendid Suns : “Like a compass needle that points north, a man’s accusing finger always finds a woman.”...
  • Feb 13, 2018
  • 6 min read
stories | think piece
An 18-Year Old on Self-Love
The best of therapies to get you out of self-doubt is conversation—fruitful, intelligent conversation—because there is no growth without learning....
  • Jan 25, 2018
  • 7 min read