young professional

Yes to that last reblog but also schools definitely capitalize off of young black athletes bodies and literally work their bodies until they break and then dispose of them when they’re done.

All this to say: school sports are fucking stupid overall and dangerous for no reason and student athletes are asses.


Here’s the trailer for a short film i’ve been working on entitled CHROMA DREAMS: A SNAPSHOT OF SOUNDS IN GRID CITY 2013-2016. 

It features 11 songs from 11 bands that at the time called Adelaide, Australia home. A unique time and place. 

features clips from: 


as well as lots of other incidental bullshit. 

Film will be available from next week. 


So, what do you think Hinata should get him for WhiteDay? You’re supposed to return something 3 times the price of what you got for V-day, so… considering the polaroids… 

”Are they aware they are already dating” is my favorite headcanon.
I speak to much.
Please shut up now.

(not 100% sure of my english… like always… uh)

Will my fro ever be "business appropriate"?

One thing I struggle with as a young professional is what to do with my hair.  Usually I end up putting it into some sort of roll tuck and pin scenario if i’m going to be on set with the client or go to a meeting – but today I decided I didn’t want to pin it up because the shoot was so early in the morning and I was running late.  

So I just wore my hair in a bantu knot out. (which looked super fly btw)

See below:

Keep in mind, no matter what I wear to work if the client has only talked to me on the phone/emailed with me there’s usually the handshake accompanied with a “wtf I had no idea you were going to be black, and my mind is blown because you speak-ah the english so good” face. Even when its a company that’s pretty racially diverse, not going to name anybody (see my work blog).

I guess because of my last name on emails everyone is assuming i’m latino/chicano/hispanic/mexican/spanish and mentally prepare themselves for that ahead of time? This still happened when my last name was Clemons though, either way they see me and their face reads:

“…you’re about 30 shades darker than I expected”

You get used to it. You shouldn’t – because its insulting, but you do.

Usually by the end of the shoot, when they realize that: 

1. I know what the hell i’m doing (shots/angles/presentation).

2. I know how to conduct an interview (all the shooters, that are older and white usually are looking at me for the final say)

3. I can discuss at length whatever enterprise technology you’re making this video for because I did my homework, and I know how to get you to say it in a way that consumers will (a) understand and (b) want to buy.

They change their attitude. 

It’s this weird trade off though, of sacrificing a bit of who you are for social convention and also realizing the importance of a first impression.  

Even now, as I’ve embraced my hair– my “blackness” and feel the urge to express said blackness in my appearance, I still have my parents voices in my head:

You have to dress better

You have to speak better 

You have to look better

…and somehow (even though you never will) blend in…

Because no matter how educated you are, the wealth of knowledge you have, your outward appearance of sophistication, some people will still look at you and just see a negro. 

So, I return to my question. Was the fro a bad idea? 


Kreacje 8, Polish National Ballet 
Choreography: Lachlan Phillips 
Dancers: Daria Majewska, Natalia Pasuit, Remy Lamping, Lynsey Sutherland, Rachel Vbrancic, Alexandra Vadon 
Photos by Ewa Krasucka

9 Ways To Network Without Leaving Your Couch

Here are nine ways you can network, without ever leaving the comfort of those beloved cushions:

1. Participate In A LinkedIn Discussion Or Twitter Chat

2. Write A Guest Blog Or LinkedIn Post

3. Tackle Unanswered Emails

4. Reach Out To Someone You Admire

5. Check In With Your References

6. Polish Up Your Professional Brand

Three more ways to network without leaving your couch.

I feel like I am drowning sometimes.

Drowning in a place where everyone wants to size you up and call you worthy based on the platform you have or the “likes” you gather in. Drowning because the world only teaches me to fix myself instead of saying quietly into the softer parts of me, “You’re whole. You’re not missing a thing.”

I struggle in a world that tells me the goal is to be known. To have a platform and a following, though I am not sure why.

If I am known, I want it to be because I solved problems. If I have a platform, I only want it to be because I opened my mouth to actually say something that added substance to the conversation.

And followers? They are a complete mystery to me. Followers don’t change the fact that you fail people. Or let people down. Or regret people. Followers don’t mean you’re not still the regret of someone else. They wash away quickly. They don’t show up for you at 2am. Don’t get so crazy about them. Don’t think you are so important. Just do something that is follow-worthy. Keep the focus on others. Make people think. Think more on your own actions. Above all, be who you say you are. Convince others that they are capable of things.

That’s powerful.

I’d follow that.


Hannah Brencher

love being a part of her weekly Monday email blast. this particular note resounded within me in a positive way.

Three Reasons You Need To Say 'No' More Often

Here are some thoughts to consider:

1. You’re responsible for creating your boundaries.

2. You’re not responsible for anyone else’s reaction.

3. Successful people know how to say “no.”

So here’s what you should do the next time you feel caught between wanting to make someone else happy and wanting to make yourself happy.