Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl and the Vital Lessons it Holds

It is with great caution and a heavy heart that I attempt to unravel this immensely delicate topic. Anne Frank and all that her story encapsulates permeates a past much larger than any of us. A few months back, I traveled to Amsterdam and visited the Anne Frank House, walking outside to face the beautifulContinue reading “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl and the Vital Lessons it Holds”

Searching for Love to Escape Ourselves

Hayley Quinn begins her captivating Ted Talk with the catchphrase, “So, let me tell you a love story. Once upon a time…” As you might guess, at first the plot unraveled as many love stories go. She met a guy, he was perfect, they fell in love. Hayley believed they would spend the rest ofContinue reading “Searching for Love to Escape Ourselves”

Nadia’s Initiative: A Nobel Peace Prize Laureate’s Fight to End Human Trafficking

I had the ultimate privilege of speaking with Olivia Wells about her experience with Nadia’s Initiative. Nadia Murad is the co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, and an ardent advocate for survivors of genocide and sexual violence. In line with this vision, Nadia’s Initiative is dedicated to rebuilding communities in crisis, and strives forContinue reading “Nadia’s Initiative: A Nobel Peace Prize Laureate’s Fight to End Human Trafficking”

Tips with Toni: Roadmap to a Healthier Life

Miss Independent: How did you initially develop an interest in Nutrition? Toni: I come from a Greek and Italian background so culturally food was always around me. Although I was very active, I was overweight as a child, in my teens, and even in my college years where I chose to study nutrition and dieteticsContinue reading “Tips with Toni: Roadmap to a Healthier Life”

Maddi Niebanck: A Powerful Road to Recovery

Maddi Niebanck embodies the word resilience. She is the author of Passion for Fashion; leading the editorial portion of a new handbag line, Cara Benevenia; and is also writing a new book while simultaneously kick-starting a blog surrounding her experience with neuro rehab and stroke recovery. Yes, you read that correctly. Maddi is absolutely crushingContinue reading “Maddi Niebanck: A Powerful Road to Recovery”

Lizard Is Writing: Hannah J. Shaw’s Perspectives on Blogging, Reading, Writing and More

Hannah J. Shaw was (and remains) my saving grace. As the author, writer, inspiration and creativity behind the impressive Lizard is Writing, Hannah provides advice to writers of all levels. From conceiving more enthralling or intricate plot lines to simply bettering a piece of writing or overall writing style, Hannah guides writers all over the world. Back to why Hannah is my favorite humanContinue reading “Lizard Is Writing: Hannah J. Shaw’s Perspectives on Blogging, Reading, Writing and More”