The Butterfly effect: An Open Letter to a Girl I Once Knew

What shaped me the way I am today? If I were asked earlier last year, I wouldn’t know how to answer. There wasn’t an exact moment that made me the way I am today. Then again anyone’s life can change in an instant.Usually we don’t care about the little things or don’t even notice them,… Continue reading The Butterfly effect: An Open Letter to a Girl I Once Knew

Perfection Isn’t Perfect by Yaritza Villar

As I flipped through the magazine on my coffee table, I couldn’t help but envy the models featured within it. Their bright eyes, perfect makeup, lean frames, flawless skin. I sat there, and I began to think: Why couldn’t I look like that? I want to be as perfect as they are. But as soon… Continue reading Perfection Isn’t Perfect by Yaritza Villar

To Be or Not to Be (Beautiful)

In the olden days, during the times of slavery, the darker-skinned slaves were given the most arduous* and back-breaking tasks, while the lighter-skinned slaves were given the “privilege” of working in the house, closest to the master. Throughout history, this has given way to the assumption that light-skinned individuals are in some way, shape, form… Continue reading To Be or Not to Be (Beautiful)

Logan Movie Review *Spoiler Alert*

When it comes to Superhero movies, Marvel is the way to go. ‘Logan,’ Marvel’s latest Superhero movie, is the 3rd installment to a Wolverine series and the 10th installment of a larger franchise known as ‘X-Men.’ Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart reprised their rolls as Logan (a quick healing, undying mutant) and Xavier (a telepathic… Continue reading Logan Movie Review *Spoiler Alert*