They Created Me

In light of everything going on in the media with Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and black history month, the staff of Virtually Seizing Opulence felt as if it would only be fitting to post a piece on race relations as it relates to the preconceived notions of African Americans (AA), but in particular the … More They Created Me

The Modern Day Protestor

“Freedom Rides”, “Sit Ins”, “The March on Washington”, “Boycotts” all of these words all symbols of iconic movements. If you were familiar with any of these movements your mind took you to a place that allowed you to empathize for the “cause” associated with those words. The “cause” exactly what does that mean? We sit … More The Modern Day Protestor

Your Expectations Do Not Necessitate My Compliance

Gender based social expectations are a funny thing, inasmuch as they reveal a lot about the people who defend and perpetuate them. Growing up in a traditional Christian and West Indian home, I’ve become all too familiar with gender expectations. As a teenager, I grew up resenting the idea of me having to learn how … More Your Expectations Do Not Necessitate My Compliance

Self-Talk 101

“Its Totally My fault”. What exactly is yet to be determined however, this is one of the 21 suggestions that Inc. Magazine columnist Jeff Haden offers in his recent post “21 Awesome Things to say to yourself“. Often times the one voice that we need to listen and adhere to is our own. Whether acknowledging … More Self-Talk 101