For a long time, I was called the "nice one" or people would say, "Siana is just so nice!" and it would upset me. Why? Because I saw nice as a synonym for boring, basic, dull. That I wasn't the funny one, the smart one, the cool one, the pretty one...just the nice one, and… Continue reading Why I Embrace Being Known as the “Nice One” Now
I've been angry and sad lately. Not in my personal life, because thankfully that's great, but with the state of the world and the negativity of the people in it. Today, I'm ranting about it all and seeing if we can be and see the light at all right now... Click to play! xx
I have just finished reading Natives by Akala. I listened to it on Audible, where he read the book himself (always better when the author reads their own work if it's non-fiction, especially). I loved it! It was a lot to consume, hence why it took me a while, but he had a down-to-earth way… Continue reading Anti-Racist Book Recs: “Natives” by Akala
Not everyone has the money for books or the time for lengthy reads, but we all can spare time to listen to podcasts and videos that are summing up a lot of what the books are saying. Nothing can REPLACE reading a book, but so far I've seen authors and speakers share their views and black… Continue reading Free podcasts and videos that help with anti-racism (that I’ve listened to or watched)
Do you feel insecure? Do you think society has an image of perfection that you don't match up to? Here's how to deal with insecurities...
We all have this desire to be in control. Some have it worse than others, but it is an innate need for us all. This is why we fear the unknown. This is why we get afraid at all. When we don't know the outcome of something, we're not in control, and that's terrifying. But… Continue reading The Need to Control and Predict
It's not just LGBTQ+ people that come out to the world. I mean, yes, this phrase is reserved for the ridiculous announcement that gay people seem to have to make to the world saying "hey, I'm gay." This is a conversation I've had with my sister. She came out to me and suddenly with each… Continue reading Our Coming Out Stories
Growing up, I didn't see many girls who looked like me on the TV. They weren't in the books, on billboards, or in films, either. Thankfully, this is starting to change but it's still not where it needs to be. You see, if you're a child who's not white, it can be hard to grow… Continue reading Why Representation in Media Matters
There are things that hold us back in life, but how and why? Lets discuss life paralysis...
Here are my thoughts on why we fall victim to disconnection and poor communication and how we can do better to cultivate connection in this complex world of today... Empathy over sympathy Sympathy is "I feel sorry for you," which doesn't take away my pain, or share it, or take away my shame and… Continue reading My Thoughts On Communication and Connection