Jennifer's Recent Articles

Boobie Boo Hoos

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Breasts are everywhere. Media and advertisements depict breasts as sexualized world wonders setting the standard for what a perfect pair ought to look like.  As a result, many women are lead to believe that perfect means firm, supple, overflowing C cups made exclusively for enticing...

Women, Money and What We Won’t Talk About

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Women will talk about any and everything with one another. We will share details of work, family, friends, and even our romantic lives with our closest friends. We’re candid about our inner most thoughts and feelings and rarely hesitate to voice our opinions. We host...

Pause Mode: Life in Pause and What They Don’t Tell College Graduates

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This time of year is when most college graduates will be struck with a dose of real world reality. Congratulations on the past four years of achievements. However, for some of you, the life of academia won’t seem to matter in the next coming months. ...

Black Magic: African-American Ambivalence to Superstition & the Supernatural

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The coins above my front door are always a conversation piece for visitors. When asked about their purpose, I nonchalantly explain the superstitious significance and change the subject, ignoring the sometimes strange looks of my guests. My father says it’s “just something” his mother used...

Male Strippers and Letting It All Hang Out

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I don’t think I was prepared enough for what I saw that night, and I certainly haven’t looked at a hot dog the same way since. Considering that I have a somewhat nonplussed attitude toward most things taboo, I was flabbergasted to see “Hang 10”...

Color Me Jaded: Be a Woman, Do as a Man

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There are so many articles and opinions out there about staying positive while dating. Numerous books advise women to keep their heads up, be proactive and not give up, because surely, that perfect guy is waiting right around the corner. In addition to the glossy...