African Digital Art: Showcasing the African Creative

Digital art is being pushed to new heights with the advances in technology and the way in which we can distribute our work via the internet.  I am hopeful that the internet will continue to provide an equal level playing field to enable everyone to showcase their story and be exposed to other cultures.  With…

Oscars 2013: My Favorite Moments

Regardless of who is hosting and who is nominated, the Academy Awards always has something entertaining and glamorous to enjoy.  I thought this years Oscars had some high points.  Below is a list of my favorite moments. The Captain Kirk introduction and back-and-forth banter about the future was neat, but went a little long.  My…

Just Sharing: My First Modeling Gig

As the rain poured and rush hour traffic in downtown Washington, DC became more congested, my friend and I braced the elements in cocktail dresses and platform pumps to catch a cab and make our way to our first professional fashion event - DC Fashion Week's Corjor International Showcase. In September of 2011, I attended…

Wondaland Arts Society: Artistic Covergence & Brilliance

"Indie artist" does not come close to describe the brilliant genre bending talent of the Wondaland Arts Society.  With music, style, and a message that anyone seeking inspiration can relate to, its no wonder Sonos has asked them to join their creative team.  The Wondaland Arts Society, featuring Janelle Monáe, are collaborating with Sonos to…

Cyber Courtship: Dead or Evolved?

Since this is "love week" in some places, I felt it would be appropriate to discuss a current trend topic - dating and technology.  Being a member of the generation that seems to be going through an interactive crisis that will change relationships forever, I am interested to see how true you think this prophecy…

Story: Water Availability & Protection in Texas

Subject: Due to climate change and human habits, Texas' access to water is gradually entering a danger zone.  The Texas State legislature is currently in session and have a number bills regarding the environment to attend to.  Working with a group of individuals, including journalists, advocates, and representatives, I am conducting research and interviews for…

Vegetable Curry with Mushrooms and Rice

For the past few months, I have been tinkering with my signature vegetable stew.  Striving for a spicy, curry flavor and healthy ingredients, it has been hit-or-miss a few times.  Last night, I decided to try a different approach with mushrooms.  I usually incorporate them in a stew with rice or potatoes on the side.…