From FOMO to a Seat at the Table

From FOMO to a Seat at the Table

I rang in 2016 on a dance floor. The night was epic, but the good vibes were short lived. I entered the year feeling stuck and wondering if being a freelancer in Los Angeles, 3000 miles from the epicenter of the publishing world, was sustainable. For five years...
Mo’ Money, Different Problems

Mo’ Money, Different Problems

I’ve been solidly middle class for the last five months, thanks to the job. It’s been so long since I’ve been here, that honestly, I was expecting it to feel a lot better. After all, I’m making more money than half the country, and after years...
What Does Success Look Like to You?

What Does Success Look Like to You?

Yesterday, I posed a question on Facebook I’ve been considering a lot lately: How do you define success? This usually happens whenever people congratulate me on my success, or say they’re proud of my success, or just use the term in relation to me or my...
Dear Writers: Don’t Just Tweet, Write

Dear Writers: Don’t Just Tweet, Write

  Something interesting happened this week. I was poking around Twitter on Tuesday when I noticed Giuliana Rancic getting THAT WORK after saying Zendaya Coleman’s faux-locs made her look like she smelled of pachouli or weed. While I thought Rancic’s...