Ask Insana, Life, Stories

I Protested @ DC’s Black Lives Matter Plaza

Saturday, June 6, 2020 | It sucks we live in a country where we have to ask for permission to live. Protesting is our way of asking nicely. Saturday’s demonstrations were D.C.’s largest since the May 25th killing of George…

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Ask Insana, Fashion & Beauty, Stories

Black Girls Rock! 2019

Sunday, August 25th, 2019, my good, good girlfriend and fellow photographer Melena invited me to the taping of the BLACK GIRLS ROCK!® Awards show, “created to celebrate the nexus of achievements of exemplary women of color who break boundaries, blaze…

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Feeling Lucky, Inspiration, Life, Stories

My Dad Wasn’t Super and That’s OK

Today is Wednesday, July 17th, 2019, which would’ve been my father’s 67th birthday. I’m not one of those people who regularly shouts out their parents on their birthdays in public, posting a cute, old photo of my mom or dad…

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Ask Insana, Feeling Lucky, Inspiration, Life, Stories

How Growing Up in a Big Family Taught Me Leadership and Organizational Skills

I’m a member of a big family. That is, I’m one of my parents’ 7 children, the second oldest to be exact, and the oldest girl. My six siblings have added 12 kids of their own, so along with my…

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Life, Stories

47 Ronin: Beautful but Bland

47 Ronin: Beautifully filmed and visually captivating; if only the characters were as captivating as the scenery. While Keanu Reeves, the “half-breed,” makes you forget he’s 49 years old (yep!), he’s as deadpan as ever, but his swordplay and bravery…

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Life, Stories

The Wolf of Wall Street: Rated Rx

The Wolf of Wall Street: the PG-rated trailers do it no justice. Extremely fast-paced, like the life of the titular Jordan Belfort, this film is also callous, hilarious and obscene. TWOWS makes The Hangover look like summer camp. There were…

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