Simple and Delicious Shepard’s Pie

We each have our favorite memories and things we’d love to recreate from our college years, and for me, that memory is having Shepard’s Pie for dinner with my then, closest friends. It was the energy of chattering BFF’s chowing down on loaded mashed potatoes while side-eyeing the day’s man crush. Yum! Shepard’s pie is … Continue reading Simple and Delicious Shepard’s Pie

Just Ask Him

Scene from a short film I had the pleasure of working on this summer. From since childhood I've enjoyed the craft. I remember playing the Virgin Mary on numerous occasions throughout elementary and junior high. I also played Principal McGee from Grease (1978) in my high school musical, and college was filled with student plays … Continue reading Just Ask Him

Albanian Breakfast

I love food, but what I love the most is trying foods from different cultures and listening to people’s stories about what that particular dish really means to the individual. My partner is Albanian from Montenegro and their foods are just as rich as their history, so from time to time he'd ask me to … Continue reading Albanian Breakfast

Ways to Stay Safe During Your Summer Travels

Safety should be on everyone's mind when traveling whether domestic or international, however far too many of us easily let our guard down because we've researched our location and consider it to be relatively safe, but it isn't always the case. Young women especially will always be a target wherever they go, but with little … Continue reading Ways to Stay Safe During Your Summer Travels

Must-haves for Your Summer Travels

There are some things that you just shouldn’t live without and it's a fact-a part of life, whether you know it or not. Summer especially, is no exception, for it's the best time of the year to gather your must-haves and hit the road. Personally, I am very much attached to Lysol! It's one of … Continue reading Must-haves for Your Summer Travels

Top Five Summer Destinations

“Work hard and play harder,” that's what they say, especially when the weather’s nice and warm! We've been closed off in our comfortable cubicles and offices, shielding ourselves from the brutal cold, for long enough and the time has come to not only relax but to explore the globe. Most of us spend time during … Continue reading Top Five Summer Destinations

Recipe: Spicy Herb Lamb with Saffron Rice

There's a special feeling you get whenever you've managed to concoct a meal with little to no direction. It isn't celebratory, it's a "man, I'd love to share this delicious dish with someone else besides my family" kind of feeling. This was how I felt after preparing this recipe and I hope you get the … Continue reading Recipe: Spicy Herb Lamb with Saffron Rice

What I Experienced on My First Visit to a Healing Crystal Store

I grew up in a household where the only gemstones celebrated were diamonds, emeralds, pearls, and rubies. Apart from these highly popular stones, I wasn't aware of the others that were used for not only fashion, but as a healing alternative to medicine, among other things. As I navigate through our modern society, I've discovered … Continue reading What I Experienced on My First Visit to a Healing Crystal Store

Religion in Minority Cultures

Whether for good or for bad, religion often becomes the focal point of how we choose to live our lives at one point or another. In minority cultures, however, religion tends to play a much bigger role than simply "doing right by God." I was baptized Catholic and was raised in an Anglican household, but for … Continue reading Religion in Minority Cultures

Favorite Foreign Film and How It Relates to the Plus Size Community

It was in the fall of 2014, while in the midst of finishing up my homework, when I suddenly felt the urge to stop and take a break from my studies. I turned on Netflix, went through my recommended movies and came across a film titled, "The Hairdresser" from 2010. It was written by Laila … Continue reading Favorite Foreign Film and How It Relates to the Plus Size Community