At the start of each week, I generally cook a box of quinoa, and while it’s simmering, I saute onions, garlic, and any veggies I have on hand in a separate pan. I season the vegetables with Spike, a seasoning blend my mom always used when I was growing up, or a little Bragg Liquid Aminos. I always add crushed red pepper and chopped fresh herbs.
I think the biggest part of being a girl boss in the office, at home, or anywhere you go is just knowing your value.
I don’t sit around thinking about my titles and roles; I just do what feels right.
It’s really important that young women be reminded that their involvement matters and that their voice is heard. Even if it feels like it’s small, it really can make an impact.
Who you are as a person will only be amplified once you are ‘famous,’ so if you had a good heart, then I would imagine you’ll have the same good heart but the means to do even more with it.
Some women are able to wake up looking effortlessly chic – as though a bevy of fashion fairies twisted their low-lit locks into a messy chignon while they slept. They choose a frock from their exceptionally curated closet and leave a trail of custom fragrance and perfection in their wake.
If we treated ourselves as well as we treated our best friend, can you imagine?
When I was 11, I saw this ad for dish soap powder that said, ‘Women all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans.’ I was so angry. I couldn’t understand why it didn’t say men as well.
Make a choice: continue living your life feeling muddled in this abyss of self-misunderstanding, or find your identity independent of it. You push for color-blind casting; you draw your own box. You introduce yourself as who you are, not what color your parents happen to be.
Reflecting on where I came from helps me to appreciate and balance what I have now.