Sipping Tea & Yonce’s Lemonade
Apr28

Sipping Tea & Yonce’s Lemonade

Since Saturday’s Lemonade premiere, the internet waves have been buzzing about the rumored affairs of HOV, the #BlackGirlMagic that is the visual album, and Beyoncé’s supposedly new found consciousness.  Many emotions arose as I watched the HBO screening.  Many of these feelings I did not know I had until Mrs. Carter so graciously showed them to me. Naturally, I decided to talk to my mom about the video during my commute earlier this...

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Your Truth: Embracing Career Changes
Nov19

Your Truth: Embracing Career Changes

Do you remember how it felt when you figured out what you wanted to do with your life? Chances are it was in high school, when you gave in to your mother’s harping and finally picked a major. Maybe you chose to be an accountant, a nurse, a teacher, a therapist, or an engineer. Regardless of your decision, it felt good to know there was a path laid out for you to follow and (recession-be-damned!) a job waiting for you at the end of it....

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Your Truth: Conquering the world on wheels
Sep10

Your Truth: Conquering the world on wheels

Chelsie Hill is living a life much different than the one she had envisioned for herself as a teenager.  As a high schooler, she didn’t imagine she would have written a book, started a nonprofit, starred in a reality show or danced in Kelly Clarkson’s music video by the age of 23. She also didn’t imagine she’d accomplish all of it in a wheelchair. In February 2010, a 17-year-old Chelsie took a ride home from a party with friends –...

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Your Truth: Broke The Mold
Aug14

Your Truth: Broke The Mold

Twenty five years ago, shortly after I took my first breath, society along with the help of some doctors slapped a label onto me to be forever attached: I was going to live the rest of my life with Cerebral Palsy (CP). For those who don’t know, in simple terms CP affects the delivery of messages from the brain to the rest of the body. Imagine inviting someone to a party, they receive your invitation and have every intention of showing...

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The Job Search – 1 Year Update
Jul21

The Job Search – 1 Year Update

About a year ago, I wrote my first article for The Grown Up Truth about the realities of job searching. (Quick synopsis in case you missed it: it sucks.) I come to you now, almost a year of full-time employment under my belt, with a few reflections. In no way am I an expert on the job search or how to get hired, but these are a few lessons learned by a formerly unemployed believer. Know what it is you’re looking for. For many of us,...

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Your Truth: An Alzheimer’s Story
Jun16

Your Truth: An Alzheimer’s Story

** Editor’s Note: Allison’s grandmother, Xanthula Tripolitis, passed away after her long battle with Alzheimer’s before this story was able to be published. Allison shares her story of the final days she shared with her grandmother, or yiayia in Greek, with the Grown Up Truth to shed light on a disease many young people don’t consider. On June 21st, the longest day of the year, the Alzheimer’s Association...

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