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Downton Abbey was a mini women’s history course for me. Throughout the series, I was fascinated by how far women have come, but also reminded of how far we have to go. While I am sad to see the show end, I am grateful for every one-line zinger it gave me, and for every scene that took me to school. From birth control to fashion, here are 7 times Downton Abbey had me taking notes about women’s rights:
While reading the Sports Illustrated’s feature article on Williams though, it was not her approach to sportsmanship that caught my eye, but her approach to friendship. In particular, her relationship with Facebook’s COO, Sheryl Sandberg, struck a nerve. Without further ado, here are 5 lessons about friendship I gleaned from Serena Williams’s Sports Illustrated feature:
YouTube videos are my background noise of choice when I am getting dressed, cooking, cleaning, and dare I admit —procrastinating. I’ve learned make-up techniques, how to cook new dishes, workout routines, and even how to fix electronics from YouTube University. But mostly, I simply get a good laugh. If you barely have the time or attention span to watch a full TV show or a movie, or simply just need a bite-sized dose of escapism, here are 5 of my favorite YouTubers (in no particular order):
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or you’re not Nigerian, you’ve probably heard about Linda Ikeji’s mansion. In the event that you fall under any of the aforementioned categories, I’ll bring you up to speed: Linda Ikeji, a Nigerian self-proclaimed gossip blogger, recently bought a mansion reportedly worth ₦600 million. Her mansion is located in Lagos’ exclusive Banana Island, where her neighbors include Forbes listed billionaires like Mike Adenuga and Sayyu Dantata. When pictures of the mansion were released, ‘Nigerian Twitter’ was ablaze with comments declaring Linda Ikeji an inspiration for Nigerian women and youth. But is Linda Ikeji really a good role model?
When Viola Davis was announced as the winner of the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (the first Black woman to do so) a few days ago, I screamed so loud that I startled my husband (and probably my neighbors too). Her win matters to me for so many reasons.