A Quick Thought on: Being Single In My Early Twenties and Why it Was so Necessary

A classmate of mine recently told me how lucky I was to be in such a “perfect relationship” I had to stop her there because there’s no such thing. Maybe its the fact that I rarely post about us that sets this illusion to those who normally don’t spend much time with me and bae, but…

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The Importance of The “3 Bellesas” Shoot

Like in many other cultures, Dominican hair standards can be oppressive. The country is filled with people who normally have curly and afro-textured hair – but the culture favors long straight hair. For Dominican-Americans, “the salon” plays a massive cultural role in our upbringing. For many young women, it’s their therapeutic session. You step into the beauty…

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A Quick Thought on Philadelphia’s​ “EL BARRIO” and The Dominican Diaspora

Known as the “melting pot city”, Philadelphia is very much diverse but culturally segregated at the same time. From its Asian community residing in South Philadelphia to the Latinx community in the North, the city’s residents seem to racially stick together in neighborhoods. El Centro de Oro Driving north up Fifth St., past its intersection…

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Gender-Neutrality Hits The Streets of Philadelphia

About three years ago, Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele redefined masculine flamboyance. A young boy with long blond hair, in a red pussy-bow blouse, opened up the Menswear Fall/Winter collection, and it was beyond androgynous. When describing a personal style that is androgynous, it desires to create a look that is gender-less and aims to…

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How Trump’s America Redefined My Career Goals

There’s a quote I heard a long time ago by Mark Twain that didn’t really resonate with me until recently: “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” January 17th, 2017,  was the day I found out why. BACKTRACK Growing up, I…

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