Showing Vulnerability on Medium.com

I had a recent experience that inspired me to finally write my first post on Medium.com. I’ve been wanting to write something for this open blogging platform, especially seeing my mentor’s candidness on it. I…
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PhillyVoice – Five For Friday

Local media outlet, Philly Voice, recently caught up with me as part of their Five For Friday Influencer series. They asked me about how I stay energized and sane with all the stuff I do…
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Oh Hey 27, Thanks For Making Me Feel Like An Adult (Finally)

It’s taken me a few months to write this considering it’s October and I turned 27 on August 1st. I guess I’ve been feeling some sort of way about this whole turning older thing. You know…
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Featured On The Everygirl!

So a few weeks back I got this comment on a random Instagram photo of mine from a girl in Baltimore. She mentioned something about wanting my email for a feature. To be honest, I…
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My Latest Addiction – FlyWheel

When I got a call earlier this month from a FlyWheel instructor (shoutout to Hayley!) looking to collaborate, I must admit that I was super excited. I always say that I want to get in…
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This Was Bound To Happen

Update: Ok fine, I’m not moving to Berlin. I will still be going for a few days since I did buy my ticket, but my international move has been postponed for now. Don’t worry, I…
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Excursion To The Golan Heights of Israel

The photos below are from our visit to The Golan Heights of Israel. The land borders both Syria and Jordan, so as journalists we were naturally curious of what it would be like in a…
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Stay Classy, San Diego

I had the most epic weekend. In case you don’t follow me on Snapchat (@jogamel88) or Instagram (@ringthealam), then let me fill you in. Thursday morning was when I set off bright and early for…
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Historic Dhaka

Long overdue. Last June I went on a random two week trip back to the motherland – Bangladesh. I felt this sudden need to get out of Philly and everything going on here, and luckily…
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Photo Archive: WorldTown Summer Concert

I should probably start a whole “Photo Archive” series considering I have the biggest backlog of unedited photos. As I started cleaning up my Lightroom tonight, I came across these photos that I took back…
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  • What a night! Thanks to @ladiesgetpaid for having @jenniferdziura @shawnax @jill.greenberg and myself on such a dope panel on Creatives Getting Paid! Got some always needed inspiration to take things further with my business and keep pushing the women around me to strive for more, especially when it comes to that chedda. 💸💸💸 Thanks to Alison for moderating the panel as well! ❤️🙏🏽 #womenwhowork
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