See beyond the view

See beyond the view

"The sky is not the limit but only the view." - Taraji P Henson Hi, my name is Raven and I was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. I am a 17-year-old senior in high school which might I add is rare in my neighborhood. See I am an honors student, captain of the basketball [...]

Violin and String

Violin and String

"Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman." Ludwig van Beethoven You are the string to my violin and together we make beautiful music only the Heavenly Father can hear. We sing praises to the man upstairs honoring our union taken before the Lord above. You [...]

Delight in the beauty of Growth

Delight in the beauty of Growth

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." Maya Angelou You are beautiful because of the numerous stages you have gone through to achieve beauty. You are a walking monument because your life has left a trail of struggle, pain, and confusion [...]

Seen BUT unnoticed

Seen BUT unnoticed

"I want people to see the dress. But focus on the woman." - Vera Wang Wake in the morning and stand in my closet. As I scan the numerous things I could pair together the ultimate outfit appears in my head like a light bulb. I grab the fitted olive green skirt and white top [...]

Clothes Over Matter

Clothes Over Matter

“Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.” – Arthur Ashe Clothes don't make the man but what makes the man stands tall within. You can improve his appearance and he can still be dead within. When I start a conversation to test what hides [...]

Dripping Melanin and Honey

Dripping Melanin and Honey

“I am dripping melanin and honey. I am black without apology”. -Upile Being a black woman in this day in age should not just be a word or label of color but a powerful description of unimaginable beauty. It shouldn’t be defined as “female human being of African descent subject of extreme abuse and oppression [...]

Fashion Language

Fashion Language

What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language.”  Miuccia Prada Hello, my name is Paris. I grow up not liking the latest trends but oh how I love fashion. Fashion is an instant language that has always spoken to me. [...]