"Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through."

— Ira Glass

Getting my aura cleansed!

Getting my aura cleansed!

Boat party on the Thames river with my classmates. #amazingnight. I learned Korean music is essentially the “black music” of Asia—ON POINT!!!! #bigben #boomshakalaka #London #travel

Boat party on the Thames river with my classmates. #amazingnight. I learned Korean music is essentially the “black music” of Asia—ON POINT!!!! #bigben #boomshakalaka #London #travel

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) scientists and engineers after their orbiter successfully entered Mars’s orbit. Taken at the Spacecraft Control Center, Bangalore.  Original image by Abhishek N. Chinnappa

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) scientists and engineers after their orbiter successfully entered Mars’s orbit. Taken at the Spacecraft Control Center, Bangalore.

Original image by Abhishek N. Chinnappa

"Living your happiness requires courage to stray from conformity in society."

The best starting guide I’ve read so far about Javascript. I can relate to the sentiments in this, trying to figure it out!

Went to the #TateModern with the class! Got a nice view from the 3rd floor balcony. :)

Went to the #TateModern with the class! Got a nice view from the 3rd floor balcony. :)

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Thoughts that came to mind on #NewBlack & Raven Symone

Hey, I have an idea. How about we let Raven Symone tell us who she is and we not look at her from the eyes of racists when she tells us who she is and what she identifies with.

How about we don’t judge her experiences and define her identity based on her skin color. How about I’m half Eritrean and I don’t get the whole ‘African American’ label.

"African" is not a culture. Its a continent. Just like European is not a culture. Its a continent.

American is a nationality…African/Black American is not. Check your passport. If you don’t have one, you probably shouldn’t be claiming any other continent than the one you’ve only set foot on…ever.


Just because she may be subjected to prejudice/racism by a hateful population, does not make her/strip her of any rights/identity as an American. Americans of all different characteristics have different experiences.

Women in America are oppressed in so many ways to. Do I have to call myself a Woman American?

How about calling yourself American and not labeling yourself how racist see you is the most powerful way to combat bigotry and promote our equality by reclaiming her God given status.

We all understand geography. We all understand particular physical traits come from different continents/countries. But if you never lived that cultural experience, you really shouldn’t be claiming it.

If you don’t know where your ancestors came from, you’re American. Just like the white American people who have no idea which country their ancestors came from, so are happy with ‘American’.

WHY DOES EVERYONE CARE SO MUCH ABOUT AN INDIVIDUAL AND THE WAY SHE IDENTIFIES HERSELF. She’s not identifying you! You identify differently—that’s allowed. All you have in common is skin color—and even then your most likely a different complexion. Focus on your own identity.

That’s all for now.

"…Give your best anyway." I needed to hear this right now.

"…Give your best anyway." I needed to hear this right now.

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