• Jasmine Vaughn-Hall on Love Hurts

    5 Misconceptions About Black Women Who Only Date Other Races

    5 Misconceptions About Black Women Who Only Date Other Races

    Please watch your footing as we step into the land of crooked double standards. As you may already know, double standards seemingly haunt us in every aspect of our lives, whether that’s at work, school or the already difficult world of dating. The twisted rules apply to different types of men and women. Black women, for […]
  • Jasmine Vaughn-Hall on Black History Matters

    How I Learned To Push Back The Negativity And Celebrate My Blackness

    How I Learned To Push Back The Negativity And Celebrate My Blackness

    Overcoming anything in life is an accomplishment. But accepting my blackness as a gem (as opposed to a handicap) is probably the most liberating achievement of my life so far. You see, no matter how much your parents love you, loving yourself is something you have to work on every day. And as a black […]
  • Jasmine Vaughn-Hall on Black History Matters

    Here’s The Problem With Comparing Betsy DeVos To Ruby Bridges

    Here’s The Problem With Comparing Betsy DeVos To Ruby Bridges

    They say history repeats itself, but it’s highly doubtful this can be said of Civil Rights hero Ruby Bridges and Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. If you need a little history lesson, Ruby Bridges was a 6-year-old black girl in Louisiana who was the first black kid to attend an all-white elementary school in efforts […]
  • Jasmine Vaughn-Hall in Dating

    5 Things Black Women Inevitably Have To Explain To Their White Boyfriends

    5 Things Black Women Inevitably Have To Explain To Their White Boyfriends

    Don’t let the title fool you: Pairing happens in all ways… and certainly colors. Even this insanely divisive period we’re going through in the United States can’t reverse the interracial relationship advances that are surely here to stay. Black women and white men aren’t the only diverse duo out there, but it’s something to chat about […]
  • Jasmine Vaughn-Hall on Like An Adult

    5 Times Saying ‘No’ Will Make Your Life Better This Year

    5 Times Saying ‘No’ Will Make Your Life Better This Year

    From the moment we learn to say “no” as toddlers, we take it and run with it. For some reason once we reach a certain age in adulthood that seemingly defiant, but truly beneficial quality of saying no seems to disintegrate. Saying no has a lot more perks than we give it credit for. If […]
  • Jasmine Vaughn-Hall on Mental Health

    How 2016 Inspired Me To Make A Major Mental Health Change In 2017

    How 2016 Inspired Me To Make A Major Mental Health Change In 2017

    They say the mind is a terrible thing to waste, but the reality is we often overlook our mental health in favor of all the obligatory demands in our everyday life. But our mental health is essential for success in all areas of our life. Even though we live in a time where mental health […]
  • Jasmine Vaughn-Hall in Dating

    I Helped Financially Support My SO When He Lost His Job And I Have No Regrets

    I Helped Financially Support My SO When He Lost His Job And I Have No Regrets

    Life happens. When you’re dating or in a serious relationship with someone, it gives you a peek at how life happens for somebody else. That’s all relationships are really: adapting to how things unfold for each of you and testing the strengths of your relationship as good, bad and worse end up happening. When my […]
  • Jasmine Vaughn-Hall on Tie The Knot

    Why Getting Married Made It Easier For Me To Save Money

    Why Getting Married Made It Easier For Me To Save Money

    It’s a little ironic to have marriage and savings in the same sentence, since weddings are the equivalent of sacrificing your first born just to pay for them. But the wedding day is where the priceless moments happen, a pivotal experience that made me realize everything was about to change, for the better. For me, […]
  • Jasmine Vaughn-Hall on Mental Health

    Drinking Red Bull In College Gave Me The Worst Panic Attack Of My Life

    Drinking Red Bull In College Gave Me The Worst Panic Attack Of My Life

    College. Standing on its own, the word doesn’t seem like much — but hell does it come with so many other factors. College can literally drive you to educational, mental and recreational extremes. It’s like college coaxes this superhuman out of you, with success as your ultimate goal. It can certainly be cut-throat, and every […]
  • Jasmine Vaughn-Hall on Festival Life

    How To Rock A Music Festival, As Told By Malia Obama

    How To Rock A Music Festival, As Told By Malia Obama

    At music festivals, you’ll find an assortment of people… including, apparently, the president’s daughter. This shouldn’t be too surprising, though, as part of the magic of music festivals is that they bring people together from all walks of life for a good time. Malia Obama was certainly having an amazing time at Lollapalooza, and we can […]
  • Jasmine Vaughn-Hall on The College Life

    If You’re Unexplainably Sad After Graduation, Try Changing These 4 Things

    If You’re Unexplainably Sad After Graduation, Try Changing These 4 Things

    People say going through college is the hard part, but it’s actually leaving college that could leave you down in the dumps. When you’re in school you get comfortable, and it can be a bit jarring entering the real world. You’re used to being graded and guided toward a better you. Once you’ve graduated it […]
  • Jasmine Vaughn-Hall in Life

    I’m Black, And This Is What I Think About Skin Bleaching

    I’m Black, And This Is What I Think About Skin Bleaching

    As a black woman, there are already so many lingering oppressions my community still has to face, even in the 21st century. The ways we act, talk and look are manipulated and depicted by harmful and limiting stereotypes. When I heard of Azealia Banks bleaching her skin and defending her decision, it raised some questions for […]