How Volunteering Abroad Changed My Life

How Volunteering Abroad Changed My Life

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Gandhi I was about to board a plane, and I was terrified. Not because I was afraid of flying — because I was afraid of what awaited me at my destination. “I could turn around...
Embracing My Individuality

Embracing My Individuality

“Why are you trying so hard to fit in, when you’re born to stand out?” – Oliver James Nearly 15 years ago, I made the decision to shave off all my hair despite knowing very well that I would be going against the grain and belief that a woman’s hair is her...
5 Reasons You Can Be Glad You’re Flawed

5 Reasons You Can Be Glad You’re Flawed

“All of you are perfect just as you are and you could use a little improvement.” – Shunryu Suzuki As long as I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with self improvement. I’ve tried many things over the years to do better, be better, or feel better.  When I was 8, I...
Show Off Your Curls

Show Off Your Curls

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly try to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Growing up, I never had that sense of fitting in. I was always the tall, awkward chick with the curly hair. I was quiet and shy as a...