• Jasmine Vaughn-Hall in Dating

    How To Own Your Interracial Relationship In A World That’s Divided

    How To Own Your Interracial Relationship In A World That’s Divided

    The world is our playground… but if you’ve ever found yourself in an interracial relationship, you probably learned the hard way how everyone isn’t always the nicest at the jungle gym. People may stare and say mean things. It’s literally just childhood antics all over again. We’ve all heard about the elephant in the room, […]
  • Jasmine Vaughn-Hall on Love Hurts

    5 Fears Black Women Have When Dating Other Races

    5 Fears Black Women Have When Dating Other Races

    They say fear is all in your mind, but we can all admit the world has a way of reinforcing those fears on a daily basis. Black women are walking tales of resilience and strength, and it’s all embedded in their skin. Giphy But like for all great superheroes, there’s a weakness or fear that […]
  • Jasmine Vaughn-Hall in Dating

    I Had My Friends Get Brutally Honest About My Interracial Relationship

    I Had My Friends Get Brutally Honest About My Interracial Relationship

    We value the opinions of our friends and family because their involvement in our lives is crucial to how we function. Dating is already tough on its own, but the real dragon to slay is an interracial relationship. Now this isn’t to say that interracial relationships are the only “hard” type of relationship, but if […]
  • Jasmine Vaughn-Hall in Film

    How ‘Get Out’ Proves We Don’t Actually Live In A Post-Racial Society

    How ‘Get Out’ Proves We Don’t Actually Live In A Post-Racial Society

    If you haven’t heard already, the movie “Get Out” managed to unsettlingly scare the hell out of eager viewers this past weekend. It raked in millions at the box office. And while writer and director Jordan Peele has said he wasn’t aiming for political correctness, it’s safe to say the film spoke volumes about overlooked […]
  • 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, […]