Vibes and Trusting Yourself

By Zanada Joyner “Gotta feel the vibes, real from my creation” – Phife Recently a newer professional was retelling how they landed on their law school matriculation. According to them, a campus visit convinced them that the vibe was off. Just like that, scholarships, esteemed faculty, higher tiered institution – nope. The vibe was off. Continue reading “Vibes and Trusting Yourself”

Good Advice that You Just Didn’t Take

By Zanada Joyner Recently, I’ve been ruminating on the angry sounds that defined the angst of my teenage existence. My fears were irrational. My goals wandered. The world outside of my high school cocoon revealed themselves to be confusing, contradictory, and dismal. Enter Alanis Morissette and the “Jagged Little Pill” album released in June 1995.Continue reading “Good Advice that You Just Didn’t Take”

“Missing White Woman Syndrome” and Invisibility

By Zanada Joyner The tragic discovery of Gabby Petito’s remains, who disappeared two weeks ago while hiking with her boyfriend in Wyoming, has left me thinking about the curious “Missing White Woman Syndrome.” As first coined by the great Gwen Ifill, the syndrome describes the media’s overrepresentation or focus on missing white women and girls.Continue reading ““Missing White Woman Syndrome” and Invisibility”