Author Archives: Jen Baker

Bigger Than A Headwrap.

The students and their parents in Durham, North Carolina are standing together in protest for the right to celebrate their culture. Several students who attend Durham’s School of Creative Studies were told by Principle Renee Price that they had to remov ...

The Truth About Body Shaming.

When did it become okay to put down our bodies to fit in or be accepted by people? We are a society that promotes hiding imperfections and feeling ashamed if our shape or size doesn’t match what is ideal. It wasn’t until I started researching the topi ...

Seeking Approval.

Why do the opinions of other people and their approval matter so much to us? In a way I envy my grandparents because they speak their minds freely and don’t care who likes them and doesn’t. My grandmother always says that she’s too old to sugarcoat ...

Growing Out of Single-Life.

At what age do men and women start to seriously look for companionship? As I enter my thirties I’ve noticed that the conversations have changed from carelessly dating to settling down. Should we all be concerned about the possibility of finding the one? ...