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Aralí West; A Creative Genius & Her Adventures

What’s your niche? What is the one thing that anyone and everyone comes to you for advice on? Southern Californian, Aralí West has found her calling in not one, but three creative mediums. The most interesting thing about being an artist is the versatility that comes with expressing yourself. West’s creative skills stemmed from a hobby to a business of photography, graphic design, and fashion. After studying journalism at Azusa Pacific University, West went back to earn a second degree in graphic design from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Her magazine experience on-campus helped her devolve a love for more hands-on creativity versus the writing route. While beefing up on her design skills, she then picked up photography from a Los Angeles friend in-tune with the fashion industry. Most, if not all artists have a unique entrepreneurial flare about them. They have to brand themselves and make their passion, and talents evolve naturally. In January 2014, she and Jonathan West, her husband founded West Clove, a modernistic and elegant jewelry brand. West approached her …

How Women Are Taking Over Their Careers – Online!

Today, information and services can be spread and received further and faster than ever before because of the Internet. Individuals everywhere are building their careers online based on their talents, services and clients. There is a new wave of bloggers, web developers, and artists who have embraced the idea of becoming their brand and are making great profit! We asked three young women who are looking to become online freelancers and marketing gurus how they feel about their future careers. Nicole, 19 I’m an artist that often uses color pencils and painting for my artwork. I have many sketchbooks of my drawings. Recently, I posted my artwork online and got a nice following. My friends advised me that I should put my work onto shirts, shoes, and other products so I can sell them. I really like this idea and even ordered a box of plain white T’s to work on. I’m taking online classes to learn new skills like Adobe Photoshop so I can become a graphic designer. I feel like there’s so much free information and …

Does Hard Work or Luck Make The Girl?

What does self-worth mean to you? Many women are putting the amount of hard work they accomplish on a daily basis as the determination of their worth. Some women put in their looks and the men they date as a goal factor. While others find meaning in their career or academics. We ask four young women how much they rely on hard work and not luck to guide their lives. Jacqueline, 21 I believe I work hard every day. I don’t believe that relying on luck  will help me more in life than working hard. Working hard has helped me attain a lot of my goals. I admire other independent women. Especially the ones that don’t lose sight of themselves. Abby, 26 It takes hard work and sometimes luck to make things happen. I use a little bit of both concepts to navigate and accomplish my goals. For example, I can work my way through college, land internships, apply for jobs and get nothing. Then, out of the blue my friend passes my resume onto her boss. Boom! …

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A Life in Her Shoes; Corryn & Ekene

Here are two ladies who aspire to inspire others through their blog, In Her Shoes RK. Graduating college and trekking into the real world, especially in today’s economy and the weakening job market, can be a frightening thought for many. With every young person in their twenties seeking their own adventure and path to success, it can be tough to catch up and make a mark in this world. Having been recent college graduates themselves, Corryn (Ryn) Hurrington and Ekene (Ken) Ugboaja understand the struggles that come with adulthood. Their blog, In Her Shoes RK, represents their trials and tribulations and allows their readers to follow their journey as twenty-year-old women. They revealed to YHM their biggest fears to their hopes for the future, and more! YHM: First off, how did the two of you meet and what urged you to create In Her Shoes RK? R & K: We met on the Rutgers Track Team, and after four years of pain and suffering, you kind of get to know each other pretty well. The summer after …

Is Valentine’s Day Overrated?

Is Valentine’s Day overrated? Is it just another holiday that big corporations can profit off of consumers? Or is it still a special day to express genuine emotions to love ones? This holiday might still be relevant holiday in order to share nice sentiments with others. We feel that the right person can make this day worthwhile.  YHM asks two young women how they view the day of love. Morgan Bibrey, 22 I don’t think Valentine’s Day is overrated, but I don’t think it’s a big deal either. People shouldn’t be pushed into celebrating this holiday if they aren’t interested in it. I feel both parties, male and female, should make a mutual contribution on the holiday. But what I do find annoying about this day is how single people tend to complain how they don’t have a special someone to share time with. I think what everyone should remember is that you don’t need Valentine’s Day to show love. Vanessa Estiman, 20 It’s a nice holiday and it reminds people how important love is. …

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A Mixtape of Love: The Perfect Way to Your Valentine’s Heart

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what to get that special someone that you might want to spend the day with.  While many people choose to splurge and adore their Valentine with expensive gifts and flowers, there is always a way to avoid breaking the bank while also showing him or her how much you truly care. Mixtapes are the perfect way to show a great deal of sentiment and can also send a personal and intimate message to your significant other! Music has always had a strange and magical way of uniting and allowing people to express their love to one another, without actually conveying them with their own words. In Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), Logan Lerman’s character, Charlie gives his love interest, Sam (played by Emma Watson), a series of mixtapes to show his love in a subtle but adorable way. A playlist of all the songs that make you think of your Valentine would certainly put a smile on their face. It shows that you …