All posts tagged: girl power

Transcending Airwaves with Georgette Pierre

It’s funny, if you ask someone what the “American Dream” was, most of them would likely either tell you its having a family, a good job, and a place to call your own or just the simple fact that it doesn’t exist, it’s dead, gone the way of the dodo, so to speak. But then, there are others you’ll meet, who will tell you about a new American Dream, specifically their American Dream. They’ll be the first ones to tell you it isn’t easy and it isn’t handed to you. The struggle itself, the journey, is what ends up being important, essentially making how you got where you are all the more important. Georgette Pierre, writer and radio/TV personality, spoke to YHM about her own journey to achieving her American Dream, the merit in hard work and sacrifice, as well as her own ideas on pop culture, New York, and just enjoying life. YHM: You’ve come quite a long way in your career, interviewing people like Common, working with MTV, hosting your own radio show…what …

The Best Girl Power Songs Ever!

Who Run the World? GIRLS! Whether it’s at the gym or after a bad breakup every girl needs a power anthem! Paige Carey, 21 Any Beyonce song inspires me. I love “Pretty Hurts” because it’s what female empowerment is about! Kristin Poisler, 21 My new go to song is “Cannonball” by Lea Michele. She has been through so much and I find her to be inspirational. Emily Ennis, 20 Anything Britney Spears. Especially old school Britney. She was flawless YHM has put together a playlist of empowering female songs to get you through nearly anything. What songs do you listen to for motivation? Subscribe to our YouTube channel and check out the full playlist here! By Ashley DeLuce

YHM Special: Staying Genuine to Yourself with Sarah Jaihe Lee

Committing yourself to following your dreams isn’t an effortless road to travel. There are so many distractions young people can get tangled up in from school to friendships. But, with a plan of action and a driven heart you can make the impossible, possible. YHM’s very own, Sarah Jaihe Lee, breaks down her accomplishments from 2013 and gives us a peek of the year ahead. With a background in English and a craving to share what she loves, this young woman is surprising herself by checking things off her to-do list! YHM: Who is Sarah and what is she all about?  Sarah Jaihe Lee: I’m a senior at Rutgers University majoring in English with a minor in music. I enjoy blogging, cooking, baking, writing and singing. I have been interning with YHM Magazine since June 2013. I was also a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista and wrote for “Fashionista Spotlight”. YHM: In what ways have you accomplished your dreams/goals of 2013? SJL: I have accomplished many things in 2013 but I didn’t do it alone. I believe God was …

YHM Special: Pursuing Our Dreams with Jannel Therese Varona

We always promote and push our readers to follow their dreams. Pursuing our dreams may not always be easy, but if we really want something, we should do everything in our power to get it. Our very own intern, Jannel Therese Varona, talks to YHM about going after her dreams as a journalist in the fashion and entertainment world and her resolutions for the New Year. YHM: Tell us a little about yourself. Jannel Therese Varona: I am an aspiring fashion and entertainment journalist. I want to conquer the fashion world one floor of the Hearst Tower at a time. YHM: In what ways have you followed your dreams and what would you tell someone about following theirs? JTV: I attended a lot of networking events and events that would continue to inspire me, and help fuel my determination to achieve my dream. The very last event I went to that impacted me the most was Seventeen Magazine’s Internships 101 Event. I was inspired by people such as Ann Shoket, the Editor in Chief of …

Redefine Heros

A typical description of a hero is someone who shows great bravery, valor, and prowess. Though this is the dictionary definition that everyone knows, it may not be the meaning that fully describes what a hero is to a specific person around the world. YHM wants to know how others describe what a hero is to them, so we sit down with student Candace Hamilton to find out. A hero to me is someone who you have been inspired by and look upon for guidance. I think a hero must possess positive characteristics that others strive to acquire. The qualities that I see in my heroes are ambition, passion, and someone who has the confidence to stay true to themselves no matter the circumstance. The most important trait, out of the three, is passion. I believe it is rare to find people who continue to pursue activities that they are truly passionate about. As I look forward to the future, I am excited and hopeful to find something that I am truly passionate about so …

Against All Odds

When we’re little, the possibilities of life seem endless. We dream of becoming famous dancers, singers, doctors and politicians. Sometimes through the hardships of life, we forget the things that used to keep us up at night. We get caught up in school and getting good grades that we lose sight of our real passion. However, don’t worry! It’s never too late! This week we talked to college students Rachel McGoldrick and Kim McKinnon about how they pursued their passions against all odds. Rachel McGoldrick: My main passion in life, as long as I can remember has been singing. Kim McKinnon: For me, my passion has always been been running RM: When i was little, my mom would turn on the radio and let me sing “Baby Beluga” for hours on end. As I got older I began to take vocal lessons, participated in choirs and musicals, and even toured the East coast with an acapella group called the RocknRoll Chorus. I know success in the music industry is a long shot, but I’m lucky …