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December 9, 2016

Welcome to The World Of “Dee”

Last summer, I changed my name — not legally but temporarily to accommodate my co-workers. In retrospect, I’m disappointed in myself. I grew weary of defending my name and surrendered to the pressure to conform to put others at ease.

I was s...

December 2, 2016

A few months ago, I carpooled with a friend after work, and the song “Unpretty” by TLC came on. If you’re unfamiliar with the song, TLC discusses a common issue among women: our struggle to embrace and love our God-given beauty. 17 years after the single’s release, I a...

December 1, 2016

My identity as a “journalism student” is abruptly gone and I’m on a mission to regain it. I wasn’t always like this. I can still remember those two years of my life where I would spend hours walking with my camera equipment and notebooks enjoying every moment of creati...

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