Tag: Kym B.

The Most Powerful Way to Connect to Someone

The Most Powerful Way to Connect to Someone
By Kym B. Listen and silent are spelled with the same letters the Instagram post read and it piqued my curiosity. To me, this was the perfect anagram. It really hit me how the two words ‘listen’ and ‘silent’ are so closely aligned; they are in precision. The power of listening, says author Rachel Naomi Remen,... Read more »

Become Your OWN Priority: 5 Steps to Selfishness

Become Your OWN Priority: 5 Steps to Selfishness
By Kym B. “Your priority is not my emergency,” is a phrase I used often on my children, but I have learned lately that it applies to every area of my life. 1. Trying to live life according to someone else’s standards will get you nowhere. When you put another as a top priority in... Read more »

Music Business: The 9 Rules for Indie Artists

Music Business: The 9 Rules for Indie Artists
By Kym B. So I’m scrolling through social media and came across an indie artist’s live video. In the video, the artist discusses how his focus for 2017 would be to learn the “skill of writing a proper press release.” I immediately liked the status and decided to delve deeper into the Independent Artist movement.... Read more »
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Travelling Abroad as a Black Woman

Travelling Abroad as a Black Woman
By Kym B. Despite the high number of American passports distributed, few take advantage of touring the world. Breaking out of the comfort zone of American lifestyle is scary. I have been asked “Why, travel abroad? There are several regional cultures in America, with outstanding vacation destinations – there is no need to travel outside... Read more »

Choose Integrity, Even When Social Media Wants You to Lie

Choose Integrity, Even When Social Media Wants You to Lie
By Kym B. “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” – Bob Marley When I was in my early teens, a friend dared me to take this fancy bubble-gum lip gloss from a local department store.... Read more »

All Inclusive Fashion at NYFW

All Inclusive Fashion at NYFW
By Kym B. Designer Ashley Chew, inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, created a free hand purse stating “Black Models Matter”; which went completely viral.  As a fashion correspondent at the 2016 New York Fashion Week, I was able to take a look at if the frequent shun of African American artists, such as... Read more »
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Oregon Standoff & America's Double Standard

Oregon Standoff & America's Double Standard
Standoff By Kym B. The Oregon standoff has me confused and enraged. Confused by the background: In 1993, Ammon Bundy refused to renew his permit for cattle grazing by protesting against regulations under the Federal Bureau of Land Management that stated he was not allowed to do such a thing on public property. Bundy continued... Read more »

Mass Shootings: America’s New Norm?

Mass Shootings: America’s New Norm?
By Kym B. To date, there have been 355 mass shootings in the United States in one year. A mass shooting is defined as an incident in which four or more individuals have been injured or killed, and there have been 355 in 336 days, thus far. We have experienced more mass shootings than any... Read more »

The Transgender Child

The Transgender Child
By Kym B. Disclaimer: I am totally supportive of pro-lifestyle. However, I recently caught a reality show that featured a transgender youth.  Although this youth is a teenager now, the transformation began as a young child.  This is where my issue begins.  A transgender child is one whose gender identity differs from the social expectations... Read more »
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I Didn’t Realize How Strong I Was Until I Lived For Me

I Didn’t Realize How Strong I Was Until I Lived For Me
By Kym B. “The strongest oak tree of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It’s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.” ― Napoleon Hill And... Read more »