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I had the pleasure of interviewing David Oyelowo for SheKnows. He spoke about his responsibility as a role model and representative:

“I don’t have the luxury of willy-nilly doing whatever I feel I want to do in the heat of the moment. I know that what I do has ramifications… political, social, cultural, for my kids [and] for the world I live in.”

Read more: David Oyelowo has advice for people who want to make real change (EXCLUSIVE)

What I’ve written lately

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3 Amazon Echo features that will blow your mind, and 5 it still needs

Mark became a beta tester for the Amazon Echo, so I wrote up a review of what I liked and didn’t like about it.

16 Cheryl Strayed quotes that will make you want to tackle the motherfucking shit out of life (err… I mean, this is the title of the piece in my soul, anyway)

Cheryl Strayed’s work has meant a lot to me, so rounding up her quotes only seemed natural.

7 Gym bag must-haves from SheKnows staffers

I worked with a bi-coastal photography team on this one.

21 Innocent phrases that are actually incredibly dirty

This was an idea brought on when my teabag was even more delicious the second time around. Yeah…

Things I’ve written lately

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I worked with the design team at SheKnows to create these awesome pumpkin carving templates:

Pop culture pumpkin carving templates only adults can appreciate

I was asked to share my “love story” – a phrase I have never used without sarcasm regarding my marriage:

I got married at 17 to a man I met in a chat room

This was a fun piece because I totally dug Cary Fukunaga’s debonaire braid:

Why gender-bending hairstyles are good for feminism