We Do, They See.

Our society is big on popular culture, we obsess over women with plastic bodies, glorify lighter skin; women allow men to have influence over their images and we focus heavily on the outer perception of someone instead of the actual person. To think it has become such a norm to pay for the body we want, people actually got offended when Kendrick Lamar rapped, "show me something natural like an ass with some stretch marks." Thats the underlying issue, we've normalized things that aren't actually normal, natural. We are so blind by what "looks" good, we don't understand the difference between real and fake anymore. 

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Charge It To The Game

Dating is like one big game. You win some, you lose a lot. You could be Karreuche Tran bad, but heartbreak is inevitable. It is apart of experiencing life, learning that not everyone is going to be the one for you, it is a part of the game. Charging it to the game just means that we take our loses as lessons and we are not discouraged by it and we don't let the negatives, shape our lives and attitudes. 

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To Each, Their Own

I am an opinionist, by the very definition of the word (if that was a real word). I say what I want and rarely apologize for it. I don’t live a life filled with sorry’s, because most of the time I mean what I say and I won’t apologize if someone doesn’t quite understand my view point. That is why, when you state your feelings on situation, it is called an “opinion”. The funniest thing in the world is stating the unpopular opinion on your social media platforms and everyone (people you’ll never meet anywhere) comes for your neck.

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10 Affirmations for 2017

You only two times a year to start over, January 1st and your birthday. Take advantage of those new chapters in your life, if your start wasn’t amazing, you have another opportunity to end it with a bang. In 2016 I was definitely winning, of course I took some L’s but I charged it to the game. Nothing could take away my excitement that I graduated last year, started my career a week later, I experienced love for the first time and as per usual I partied the whole year away. All the set backs were outweighed by all the blessings I received last year. In 2017 I’m only getting better. I set 10 goals for myself, not giving them a time limit…they’re more so where I want to be by the end of 2017.

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Not Your Nigga

I'd be lying if I said that was the first time I heard my non-black friends say the word "nigga", it probably won't be the last either; however, I am not the same Johnelle from high school. I've learned a lot and grown a lot, my perspective of things have changed and to me, in my opinion, the word "nigga" should not be an everyday vocabulary word to anyone who is not African American.

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