Books By Women of Color – Shonda Rhimes and Angie Martinez

Do you want to read new inspirational, autobiographical books by women of color? While I have not read these yet, they are certainly on my list: Shonda Rhimes’ the Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person. The creator of Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with…

Challenging Eurocentric Beauty Standards – Maminydjama Maymuru is the First Ever Aboriginal Finalist in the Miss World Australia Competition

Previously written for BGLH. For 49,800 of those years [the Aboriginals] had the continent to themselves. … Then on April 29, 1770, British explorer James Cook landed his ship, the Endeavour, on the southeastern shore. The next two centuries were a horror show of cultural obliteration—massacres, disease, alcoholism, forced integration, surrender. ~ National Geographic The…

Making Life Changes Now: TED Talk on ‘Why 30 is Not the New 20’

Even if you’re already in your 30s (like me), this is a worthwhile TED talk. This is not my opinion. These are the facts. We know that 80 percent of life’s most defining moments take place by age 35. That means that eight out of 10 of the decisions and experiences and “Aha!” moments that make your life what it is will…