Writing Portfolio


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Why I Will Be Even Prouder of My Blackness in Trump’s America – published on HelloGiggles


9 Things Black Women Should Never Have To Apologize For – published on BAUCE Magazine

Clutch Magazine

What Patton Oswalt Got Wrong: The Problem With Comparing Racism and Sexism in America – published on Clutch Magazine Online

For Harriet

How I’m Using My Light-Skinned Privilege To Fight For Racial Justice – published on For Harriet

Race May Be A Social Construct, But Racism Is Very Real – published on For Harriet


Why I’m Cool With Not Being A “Cool Girl” – published on Bustle

Elite Daily

10 Struggles Of Being The Only One Of Your Friends Obsessed With YouTube – published on Elite Daily

5 Ways Promoting Masculine Stereotypes Harms Both Men And Women – published on Elite Daily

The 10 Types Of People Who Show Up To Every Facebook Debate – published on Elite Daily

The Culture Trip

The Top 10 Brunch Spots in Park Slope, Brooklyn – published on The Culture Trip

10 Things to Do and See in DUMBO – published on The Culture Trip

Thought Catalog

 The 6 Stages of Going Back To A Hobby You Quit A Long Time Ago – published on Thought Catalog

HerCampus UPenn

My Her Campus Articles (too many to fit here)

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