Brittany Maynard's Right to Die: Is It a Sin?

[Editor's Note: As of 10/302014, Brittany Maynard has delayed her plans to end her life.]I can never forget that time in college I had to write about euthanasia. What is euthanasia? The act or practice of killing someone who is very sick or injured in order to prevent any more suffering (http://www.merriam-webster.com). As I was doing my research, something about euthanasia didn't feel right....more
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My White House Visit, Plus My Selfie With President Obama

On December 4, 2013, the White House held a youth social summit to discuss health care. They asked 60 youth leaders from all over the country to attend this summit. They asked Nikki and The City. It was more than a summit. ...more
Haha I love that sneaky selfie with the Prez!more

God Will Make A Way Out Of No Way

Pride Almost Kept Me From Going to The White House

Yes! It’s true. For those of you who don’t follow me on Instagram or Facebook (shame on you), I was invited to attend The White House Youth Summit Social on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013. Check it out:...more

Say No to Always Thinking About Your Weight

A few days ago I received a email from curlBOX informing me that the month of November for them is actually NOvember. They’re encouraging supporters to share what they’re saying no to in NOvember. After a little thought, it was CLEAR what I need to say no to....more

Thanking God for Death

Welp, it’s that time of year. Thanksgiving. Believe it or not, there are people who actually focus on what they’re thankful for, more than what’s on the menu  As I’ve grown older, and experienced the good, bad, and ugly of life, I have learned, and I’m STILL learning how to be thankful for EVERYTHING. Even death....more

Bravo has a new reality show in Chicago, but where's the diversity?

Chicago has had it’s fair share of reality shows blow through our city, and it seems like networks are having a hard time getting it right. The saga continues with Bravo’s new series “100 Days of Summer” based in the Windy City....more