TWOI Bites: The Sugar Factory – New York, New York

The Sugar Factory is that place you always see in those Facebook videos that looks amazing but seems out of the way to go and find. However, when in Rome…you got to the Sugar Factory! Bae and I visited the one in New York and it didn’t disappoint. What You Go For The big attraction…

The Wonder of Ivy Podcast: Episode 31 – Tribes

Welcome back to the Wonder of Ivy podcast! This week, I update you on the mini-hiatus we’ve been on and why. (Spoiler alert: sh*t happens) I review the amazing book, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Then I discuss tribes, why they have been so meaningful in my life, and how to cultivate one. If you…

Letting Go of the Past: 5 Tips for Moving Forward

The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be. -Marcel Pagnol Whenever I find myself stuck on the past, I think of this quote. While I’m not spending…

Faking It

The last thing people would ever describe me as is “shy.” People usually opt for adjectives like loud, talkative, and outgoing, but never, ever, shy. I would agree for the most part. I’m not afraid to speak my mind. In social situations, I can often be found interacting with people, new and old. But here’s…

Cardi B: The Rise of the “Rachet” and Why People Are So Mad

This week, Belcalis Almanzar, better known as Cardi B, accomplished a feat that hadn’t been done in nearly two decades: her hip hop song, Bodak Yellow, reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100s, without any features. The only other female MC to accomplish this was Lauryn Hill in 1998 with “Doo Wop (That Thing)….