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 for … Continue reading Nadia’s Initiative: A Nobel Peace Prize Laureate’s Fight to End Human Trafficking

The Hot Young Widows Club: Living Alongside the Melody

I dreamt of my late grandfather last night. We were on a tube, floating serenely down a river together. P.S. do you ever have a dream and then think to yourself, how on earth is my mind contriving these thoughts? The other evening, I was skiing down mountains of ice-cream. Anyways, in this particular dream, … Continue reading The Hot Young Widows Club: Living Alongside the Melody

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 dietetics … Continue reading Tips with Toni: Roadmap to a Healthier Life

Hidden Figures: A Mission to the Moon and the Fight for Parity

America’s “impossible” mission to the moon successfully took place fifty years ago this week. The mission was a complete and utter triumph, living indelibly in the minds of all who witnessed it, namely because they United States had utterly outdone the Soviets’ infamous Sputnik launch. Despite other alarming Cold War events, like the construction of … Continue reading Hidden Figures: A Mission to the Moon and the Fight for Parity

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 crushing … Continue reading Maddi Niebanck: A Powerful Road to Recovery