Tiffanie Woods is a freelance writer, editor, and social media strategist. Connect with Tiffanie on Twitter @tiffromthe6.
As the global pandemic doubled down focus on virtual entertainment options, podcasts have naturally seen a surge in both listeners and creators. Pair that with the podcast boom that officially descended on Buffalo in the last few years, and finding what to listen to next can feel overwhelming fast.
We sat down with the heads of three diverse podcasts—ones that touch on a variety of interests—worth a listen, all produced here in the Queen City. If you like what you hear, subscribe to make it a regular habit.
Finding passion in life is a different journey for everyone. Some have a goal from the time they’re children to go on and be doctors or singers and performers. For others, it takes a while to unearth. And sometimes, you stumble upon that passion in the throes of academic research in the human sexuality archives at Cornell University.
For Adrienne Hill, cofounding the Buffalo-Niagara LGBTQ History Project was the ideal intersection of her interest in LGBTQ history and her desire to share what she learned with the masses.
There are few better feelings than leaving the nail salon with a fresh set. This sentiment, which has always rung true, took on another meaning during the last year and a half as we live through the Covid-19 pandemic.
Going to the nail salon was an act of self-care many didn’t realize they’d miss until the choice was gone. When they opened back up, nail techs all over the world got to open their chairs back to their loyal customers.
For Buffalo nail artists Crystalyn Williams, Lina Tran and Sasha Dobbins, the reopening meant getting back to the work they love, in a new environment...
Releasing Trauma Through Movement, Breathing, and Journaling in the Black Community — AmericaHates.US
Breathing comes naturally to us until it doesn't. This could be a little bit of anxiety talking, but unless you have a breathing problem, you don't think about the "how." That is until you do, and then it's all you can think about. The same goes for moving. We don't think about "how" we walk or sit, just that we do it. What has become abundantly clear in the pandemic is that people with disabilities have been long utilizing many of the newly popular health and wellness trends. Meditation has regularly been lauded for its calming and stress reducing properties but its internal healing benefits
For years, fans have looked to their musical idols to help get through their hardest times. Read how Frank Ocean’s masterpiece, Blonde, helped soothe a writer suffering from anxiety during a harrowing flight.
Is this just a fad, or will a weighted blanket relieve the recurring sense of doom that plagues my sleep? I wondered as I revisited the 10 open Amazon tabs before me. Each displayed a variety of weighted blankets; I’d had them open for weeks. Perusing the different weights and color options, ranging in cost from $90 to $115, I wondered just how I got there.
A prominent organizer of anti-police brutality protests in Ferguson and beyond, Brittany Packett tells Broadly that the future of activism is correcting "everything that stands in the way of love."
Wondering if you should be using Instagram collections?
Even though the feature hasn’t received as much hype as say, Instagram Stories, it’s definitely one of the more useful tools out there!
Whether you want to collect user-generated content or keep an eye on your competitors, Instagram collections can help you keep track of the posts you want to remember.
Ready to get started?
Here are 3 great ways to use Instagram collections for your business:
Editor’s note: This is Part II of a two-part series about EP Alumna Paris Woods. In Part I, we dove into her unique education experiences and how they shaped her career path. (The author, Tiffanie Woods, is not related to Paris Woods.)
Paris Woods is just getting started.
As a low-income student attending St. Louis public schools, Paris overcame steep odds to succeed. And along the way, she grew more and more determined to change the system for other kids like her.
Editor’s note: This is Part I of a two-part series about EP Alumna Paris Woods. In Part I, we dive into her unique educational experience and how it shaped her career path. Next week, we’ll share Part II of Paris’ story and her work to transform opportunities and outcomes for students from low-income families. (The author, Tiffanie Woods, is not related to Paris Woods.)
Since the ripe old age of thirteen, I have been dealing with the hell of period cramps. For the last 10+ years, I have tried about anything to help my period cramps.
Hot bath? Tried it. Exercise? Unfortunately. Too much ibuprofen? On the regular.
I still remember one of my first periods. I couldn’t take the pain anymore and collapsed in the bathroom stall in tears. My body huddled into a ball, waiting for the pain to overcome me.
Luckily for me, I had some pretty great friends and teachers wh...
The Kardashian-Jenners will keep stealing from Black women because they are never held accountable for their actions.
Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner are officially cancelled. The Kardashian-Jenner clan are no strangers to being accused of cultural appropriation or stealing from Black culture, but they have gone the extra mile with their latest ventures. Both have been accused of stealing ideas and copying from independent Black-owned companies with their newest brand drops. They have clear...
The summer before my freshman year of college my mom took me to my doctor to get on birth control.
I was almost 17 but still seeing a pediatrician because my mother was and still is in denial about the fact that I’m a sexual being. She never discussed sex with me, or ever acknowledged that I should go to the gynecologist.
For her, getting me on birth control was more of the natural next step, not a precaution against pregnancy.
I’ll never forget when my doctor asked my mom to step out of the ...
Transitioning to natural hair is a tough process, but one that can be drastically improved if you seek out the advice of knowledgable women. For me, those women were a handful of natural- and curly-haired influencers on YouTube and Instagram. While each of their go-to products, accessories, and tips vary, it's safe to say that they've all collectively changed my life. READ MORE