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Why I Am Here

I was born with everything a girl could want. My life has been a beautiful, heartbreaking, and complex tapestry of contradictory human experiences. I’ve been privileged. I’ve been poor. I’ve risen above. I’ve been a victim. I’ve found salvation in hip-hop, investment banking, spiritual retreats, parties, workshops, and God. What you will find with me […]

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How Hip-Hop Saved My Life

“I’m not lonely. I’m alone. And I’m holy by my own.” — ‘Holy’ by Jamila Woods   In 1993, A Tribe Called Quest dropped Midnight Marauders. I was a freshman in high school. I can’t remember how I got my hands on that tape, but I played it out. To this day, I know every single lyric […]

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