Dagny Zenovia: What Inspires A Move For Change

What Inspires A Move For Change

With the internet, you can find inspiration everywhere. From stories to classes, there is something to keep all of us entertained or enlightened. Through self-publishing and social media, so many brilliant ideas are slipping past barriers and amplifying their voices. I see this as a movement of sorts. A move for change, awareness, and responsibility.…

Dagny Zenovia: Dear Blacks and Africans, We Can Be A Winning Team

Dear Blacks And Africans, We Can Be A Winning Team

Are Blacks and Africans really that different? Are they really that similar? Recently the debate (and slight tension) between these questions were brought up again with various twitter chats, articles, and documentaries. I agree everyone is entitled to their own opinion on this, but an informed perspective can make a world of a difference. To…

Dear Future Owner of Neverland via dagnyzenovia.com

Dear Future Owner of Neverland

Neverland Ranch is up for sale for $100 million and I think it should be considered a historical landmark. I am not only referring to the location, structure, and previous owner. This place is a prime location to maintain and further Michael Jackson’s legacy. Michael Jackson bought it in 1987 for $19.5 million, which is…

Too Much Ivory. Too Little Coverage.

Originally written December 2013 The resurgence of poaching in Africa needs to be re-introduced to the West to portray the magnitude of the threat in having a world without elephants or rhinos. Unfortunately, there are not many journalists covering this important story. The Western media maintains a distant narrative on this issue. Focusing on numbers…

Self Esteem vs. Instagram

"This culture of hair crushes, girl crushes, hair twins, etc… may be causing more damage than good. I often think about the women, the ever increasing amount of women, who create entire accounts strictly dedicated to highlighting others’ good hair days – but behind the good intention does that woman love her own beauty?" -…

The One Sided Mirror: How Occidentalism Missed The Boat

To provide insight on why the West has enemies, Ian Buruma and Avishai Margalit’s “Occidentalism” portrays an enemy full of jealousy and envy who hates capitalism and imperialism. Unfortunately, “Occidentalism” was written from the Western perspective and fails to reflect on the roots of this resentment. Buruma and Margalit mention that contemporary Occidentalism is often…

Pancake Sponge Brain: The Internet and Digital Media Stretches Us Thin and Feeds Wisdom Depending on Who Is Using It

The Internet and digital media have revolutionized the way we access the news. Ironically, it has hindered full exposure of the truth and has assisted in building the most comprehensive source of knowledge. To what extent this medium is a curse or a blessing primarily depends on those who utilize it. The most obvious protagonist…