Hidden Gems of New York: #ProjectHomemadeENY

On a beautiful Sunday morning last month with the summer days winding down, my mom, my sisters, and I took a little trip to a local community garden. What was special about this garden is that it is a quaint oasis of greenery, tucked away on a Brooklyn street right in the middle of East New York….

Story Time Event & How to throw one in your neighborhood

This past weekend we hosted a SummerTime StoryTime Event, For the Love of Reading, with our friends and family. My son and I frequent story times at least 2X a week. Between Barnes and Nobles and the local libraries we have become story time regulars. After leaving Barnes and Noble one day, I thought it…

Modern Day Renaissance Woman: PQ

Paquilla Jones, aka PQ is an engineer, entrepreneur, grad student, artist, Nas lover && most importantly my “adopted” sister & bestfraaand. So let’s be inspired from all her #blackgirlmagic: Tell us about yourself. I like long walks on the beach and candle light dinners just kidding. I truly hate this question because how can you…

How a New York High School student spent the entire school year in China!

This past school year, our cousin, Christina Bowllan, spent the year learning, living and exploring in China. We interviewed her to help inspire high school students to travel, as well as educate other people who may be interested in traveling to China but don’t know what to expect. “Christina B. is currently a junior at…

Ten Universal Rules

One of the highlights for my trip to Alaska was vising the Alaska Heritage Center.Although I had mixed feelings about the performances, I loved touring the site and learning about the Native s of the land, the original people. I liked seeing many of the young generation of Native Yup’ik, Cup’ik, Inuapiat and many more…

Senior Year Shenanigans

September 2014 So its been a while since my last post but there’s been SO much going on ! My friend Erin re-inspired me to continue…”for the archives” So here’s a likkle recap 1.Senior year has officially begun and started kicking my butt !- with Senior Design, Traffic Engineering, Research, ASCE and now my new…

Meet My Team: Buffalo Edition

My time in Buffalo is officially over, this time tomorrow I’ll be in Reno. But meet my team whose been with me the wholee summer.       So it was Me & PQ- the youngest, only: black girls, born in America. WE are the life of the lab, I’m sure its pretty quiet and…

Not So Glamorous Buffalo Days

August 2014 So when I’m not outside wandering around, jet-setting taking cool pictures and eating as much good food as I possibly can since Ramadan ended- Im “in the lab.” In the Lab could me 1 of 2 places:  The Dungeon  The Work room The Dungeon refers to the place where I spend 96% of…

Cambodia with Maleeka

I would like to highlight some of the amazing things people around me are doing to get us all inspired to think, to live and to laugh.  Volunteers Around the World: Cambodia with Maleeka Maleeka is a senior at Stony Brook University. She will obtain her Bachelors of Science in Health Sciences this upcoming May….