• Pieces of Work

    What Having A Blog Has Taught Me

    I thought that it’d be nice to use this as a time to reflect on the experience I’ve had with this blog, as well as to give any new (or veteran) bloggers some advice on how to get by. I’ve been keeping up this blog for almost four months now. The requirements were simple: 2 posts per week on this website, 1 post per week on LinkedIn. I took for granted just how much work goes into finding the inspiration to do that. Here are a few things that blogging taught me: I. Discipline This is the biggest lesson that maintaining my blog taught me. I knew that I had…

  • Pieces of Work,  Reflections,  Travel

    My Favorite Place in Zambia

    After only a two-hour drive out of Lusaka, everything changes. The sound of cars disappears and is replaced with chirping birds and rushing water. The grey of the buildings becomes the green and brown of the earth. Nature takes over and reminds me why this is my favorite place. I’ve been visiting the Livingstone since I was a child. Whenever my family needs a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, we tend to venture south. Any place along the Zambezi River is particularly beautiful in my humble, unbiased opinion. Sunsets along the Zambezi are simply different from any others I’ve ever seen. It’s as if the universe’s…

  • Pieces of Work,  Words of Wisdom

    Thoko’s Take on Body Positivity

    I am a writer for an online publication called The Bridge. It’s a magazine documenting the experiences and thoughts of women of color at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University. Here is an article I wrote towards the end of last semester about loving our temples (that’s what I call bodies).  The journey to appreciating yourself will be long and arduous, and sometimes lonely. These are some of my tips to get you started, but by no means do you have to follow any of these steps to a T. Criticize these. Adapt them. Adopt them. Chuck some out. Add your own in. It’s your journey. Find beautiful and empowered womxn…

  • Pieces of Work

    ‘Talking Biz News’ News Release

    In the fall of 2017, I volunteered as a PR intern for Chris Roush – a professor of business journalism at UNC who runs a business journalism site called ‘Talking Biz News’. While there, I got to try my hand at writing news releases that were published on Business Wire. The following is one of them: ‘Talking Biz News’ Announces 2017 Winner of ‘Business Journalist of the Year’ Award December 15, 2017 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time CHAPEL HILL, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jay Yarow, the executive editor and senior vice president of CNBC Digital, has been named the ‘Talking Biz News’ Business Journalist of the Year. Walter E. Hussman Sr. Distinguished Professor…