Orchids + Sweet Tea writing projects:
- UniDay’s The Edit Feature: 10 killer Memorial Day Sides, to read: Click Here!
Excerpt: “While we honor those who have sacrificed so much on Memorial Day, we can all agree that a bit of fun in the sun, a nice outdoor BBQ, and time spent with our friends & family definitely makes it a weekend worth remembering as well. While hamburgers and hotdogs might be the stars of the show, there’s nothing like an unforgettable side to accompany a great piece of meat. So, here are our top 10 favorite side dishes to add to your plate this Memorial Day Weekend.”The Indefinite Power Struggle:
2. The Understanding of Ourselves (Part 1), to read on Rover’s Theo Magazine: CLICK HERE!
Excerpt: “Today there are so many unsettling events that make us wonder whether we are moving forward or just going backward in history. Countless innocent Black lives falling by the wayside, a divisive political climate, police brutality, gender inequality, among so many other issues, all warped together in our country. However, constant media coverage of certain issues (and lack thereof when it comes to other issues) has shed a major light on the “not so comfortable conversations about race and racism.” As a young African-American woman, I find that this is a real trying time in history. But I see things differently. I’ve been looking at things from much deeper lenses than simply mere black and white ones. I see a disconnect in the understanding of ourselves and others.”
3. The BreakUp Queen Feature #2, to read: Click Here!
Excerpt: “I once heard that happiness is an inside job. They told me, “never assign anyone else that much power over your life.” Today, I hold this saying to be true. I will no longer allow you or all that you didn’t do, could’ve done, and should’ve done to get the best of me. I’ve learned that there are so many other layers to me that you haven’t seen and until today, I didn’t notice them either. Because of my blindness to God’s plan and how He was using my pain, places of neglect, lack of love, and everything else in between, to show me that I didn’t need it anyway; I couldn’t love me wholeheartedly and be happy.”
4. The BreakUp Queen Feature #1, to read: Click Here!
Excerpt: “They often say, “all that left you couldn’t stay, and all that stayed couldn’t leave.” So is that why you left? Or is that why you never showed up in the first place? You were physically present, but never emotionally available for me to receive the kind of affection and nurturing needed as a young girl or a young anything. Now that I’m a young woman, married, and a mother of one; I can’t seem to wrap my head around your continued absence.”
5. UniDay’s, The Edit: News Feature, to read: Click Here!
Excerpt: “In recognition of Women’s history month and the fact that there are so many awesome women who are entrepreneurs putting a positive dent in this world, I am choosing to share just a few women who are taking the “startup world” by storm. Some of whom you may know and others, who in their own right, should be known.”
6. UniDay’s, The Edit: Recipe Feature, to read: Click Here!
Excerpt: “I think we all know how it goes when you’re doing paper after paper, running from one class to the next, throwing a quick text to a friend just to stay social, surviving on barely 4 hours of sleep, and praying that Starbucks is open just so that you can stay awake while your teacher rambles on and on about the bits of information on his/her PowerPoint screen, then this list of great recipes can save you time, money & make your taste buds sing “Hallelujah!”! We’ve all gulped down a cup of ramen noodles in between a quick “lunch break”, only to be hungry after only 30 minutes, if you’re lucky!”
7. The Enigma Life: It All Starts With You, to read: Click Here!
Excerpt: “I once read the bold words that plastered across the white bright computer screen that said:
You owe yourself the love that you so freely give to others.
I immediately thought, “this is such truth, but a hard kind of truth to follow when you’ve been where I’ve been”. I’ve always heard that “in time” we heal. But does that really stand valid in all cases or does time simply put the pain on pause until you get enough grit to face it again or even worse, something reminds you fully the things you fight so hard to forget? I suppose that you can’t really heal what you aren’t willing to admit and reveal. Time, in and of itself, won’t heal anything without your active role in the healing process, right?”