Demetria's Recent Articles

Common and Unfortunate Reactions to Sharing Street Harassment Stories

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Possibly the only thing worse than enduring street harassment would be having to over-utilize all of my eye-rolling muscles when I get ridiculous feedback after sharing my street harassment tales.  I have tried to vent to dude friends about these degrading, always annoying and sometimes...

Edwidge Danticat’s ‘Caroline’s Wedding’ to Possibly Debut on the Silver Screen

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Another black woman win is (hopefully) about to be added to the big screen. In addition to Amma Asante’s Belle already gracing theaters right now and Lupita Nyong’o teaming up with Chimamanda Adichie for an Americanah adaptation, Edwidge Danticat is preparing for her work to make its screen debut. Writer...

Book Review: ‘Til The Well Runs Dry by Lauren Francis-Sharma

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Lauren Francis-Sharma’s debut novel ‘Til the Well Runs Dry is a richly woven tale about family, love and sacrifice.  Set mostly in the lush environment of Trinidad in the World War II era, the story’s protagonist Marcia Garcia was inspired by Francis-Sharma’s grandmother.  When Francis-Sharma’s grandmother was...

5 Spring Beauty and Style Tips

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Looks like Spring is finally trying to stick around and with that means a whole new season of adorable dresses, strappy heels and all the other adorable trappings of spring. But don’t just stop at dresses and heels for adding a Springy pop to your...

5 Ways to Style an Awkward Length Afro

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I have arrived at that awkward middle stage of growing my hair back. The sleek adorableness of my twa is no more and the glamour of a big bodied fro is out my reach for a few more months. What’s a girl to do with...

5 Types of Instagram Abusers

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I love Instagram as much as the next gal, but there are a few things that I often see on the social media platform that I could do without. Forever. Let’s see if you agree… The Spelling Bee Loser Look, I’m no stickler for spelling...