• Gloria Atanmo in Life

    Why We Need To Stop Feeling Awkward About Black History Month

    Why We Need To Stop Feeling Awkward About Black History Month

    Dear America, Stop feeling awkward about Black History Month. You know what's awkward? Tiptoeing around a subject that should be celebrated and praised. Black history isn't as simple as allocating 28 to 29 days of the year to acknowledge black people's existence in this country. Every time this month rolls around, news outlets do their best to step […]
  • Gloria Atanmo on Off The Grid

    10 Reasons You'll Have A Better Experience If You Travel On A Budget

    10 Reasons You'll Have A Better Experience If You Travel On A Budget

    In the off chance Sallie Mae's chokehold hasn't yet cut off your circulation and you also have aspirations to travel, you're still in debt luck. During my two and a half years of living and traveling abroad, I've had days where I felt like Oprah's nose hairs (filthy rich, pun intended) and days where I've had […]
  • Gloria Atanmo in Money

    My Own Boss: 10 Reasons Entrepreneurs Aren't Suited For The Workplace

    My Own Boss: 10 Reasons Entrepreneurs Aren't Suited For The Workplace

    I recently announced my plans to take my entrepreneurial endeavors full-time. Essentially, I'm granting myself a life of location independence, time freedom and ultimately, the happiness some people never truly find in the workplace. My humble beginnings as a 9 to 5 employee, just trying to make enough to put me inches over the level, led […]
  • Gloria Atanmo in Culture

    The Problems With The Question, ‘How Do You Afford To Travel?'

    The Problems With The Question, ‘How Do You Afford To Travel?'

    Whenever someone asks me how I afford to travel, I have to force myself not to respond with, “Selling Nutella by the spoonful and procrastinating on Sallie Mae payments.” It's just so funny because people think there's this magic formula out there. This one-size-fits-all route that gives everyone an equal chance to see the world. […]
  • Gloria Atanmo in Dating

    Catching Wanderlust: 10 Ways To Cope With Being A Girl Who Loves To Travel

    Catching Wanderlust: 10 Ways To Cope With Being A Girl Who Loves To Travel

    Bless the hearts of the men who try to keep up with the fast-paced, ever-changing souls of female wanderlusters. The quick wit, impulsive nature and always-evolving idea of what these women's lives should look like make them some of the most complex creatures to ruin grace the dating scene. Most female solo travelers prioritize traveling first and dating second. In […]
  • Gloria Atanmo on The College Life

    A Student Of The World: Why A Passport Is More Important Than College

    A Student Of The World: Why A Passport Is More Important Than College

    When I look at my degree and all the effort and time that went into producing it, I'm damn proud of that expensive piece of paper that defined so much of my being (before Sallie Mae reduced me to a puddle of tears, that is). But still, my degree is a product and summation of […]