Originally published here at TheOdyssey on February 21, 2016.
These stories are all true. I've taken the liberty of randomly assigning names to these anonymous men to acknowledge their identities and not generalize their whole race, which is more than they did for me.
Originally published here and in print at The Triangle on February 6th, 2015.
Brent Luvaas, founder of street-style blog Urban Fieldnotes, balances the life of a blogger, professional anthropologist and assistant professor at Drexel University. He currently teaches two courses, visual anthropology and media anthropology. According to Urban Fieldnotes, the blog is about “street style blogging, an experiment in auto-ethnographic research and open source fieldwork.”Read More
Originally published here at The Odyssey on February 8th, 2016.
It was the day before New Year's Eve. I could tell that the windows had been rubbed clean with stale newspapers and a little too much Windex. The distinct fake citrus of hardwood floor polish lingered, even though it had been hours since the Swiffer had been out. Soon after, that biting scent of chemicals was easily overpowered by a sweet, fresh aroma.Read More
How is it possible that I have grown up smack dab within the ripe age of social media and I still get butterflies before my first post on a new platform?
As my first post, I wanted to give a bit of background on myself, the evolution of my social media journey, and how you and I are here at this very moment. I think it is important to know where I come from, because your background directly impacts your perspective of the world. All of my future posts and the growth of this blog will be through my eyes. So to help you better see this Jenn-tinted filter, here is the story of the part of me that learned and grew in the public eye.Read More
Originally published here at The Triangle on February 20th, 2015.
After waiting almost a year since the official announcement, and several years of secretly pining for this fast fashion retailer, I was one of over 600 people that finally lined up outside of 1708 Chestnut St. Feb. 14 for Forever 21’s grand opening.Read More
Originally published here at CollegeFashionista on September 14, 2015.
Although it feels so good to sleep in those few extra minutes in the morning, I often find myself feeling groggy throughout the day just because I didn’t properly prepare myself for the day. It also might be because I am still in my pajamas. Maybe.Read More
This blog post was originally written for a graduate course, ‘Creativity in the Workplace.’
Today we are going to explore what a "squelcher" is, and how it can be detrimental in the workplace. Mark Runco describes a squelcher as actions and responses that inhibit or block creative thinking. In workplaces, squelchers can range from hasty negative conclusions to an offhand comment about conforming to company culture.Read More
This was originally written as a blog post for my graduate course, ‘Creativity in the Workplace’.
I was inspired to expand and create this assessment that can be used in order to stay self-critical as an individual and a company.Read More
Originally published here and in print at The Triangle on May 24th. 2013.
Designer Paula Hian, a Philadelphia native, has always aspired to work in the fashion industry. She has had an interest in fashion since she was 2, and throughout her childhood the future designer kept diaries filled with notes and drawings. Hian majored in art history at Northwestern University and enrolled in New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology upon her graduation.Read More