Took me six months to say, feel, and do some things: Summer/Fall MIA explained

Last time I wrote here on thecurlyflower.com was in June 2020. I had a plan I wanted to stick to, don't get me wrong. I just came back from a metaphysical trip that both consumed and enriched my life. In this phase of my existence I had to visit some mental spaces in order to focus on other things. Call it meditation, call it making walks while listening to podcasts or ClubHouse, but I needed to do whatever it was (and still is) useful to refresh and sharpen my goals.

Summer’s colors and emotions pop out in UMI’s “Introspection”

"Introspection" is her second video project, followed by the EP called "Love Language". In this production, UMI displays her music in another way, less fictional and more pragmatical, with tangible events that occur in everyday lives. In addition to the message, UMI released this work of hers at the beginning of summer, a season known for its freedom and solar beauty. Now more than ever, this is both a time of action - think about the Black Lives Matter movement, along with the November's elections, and other political decisions - and a time of reflection - where we can re-explore ourselves and our identities.

MyCrynicles by Juvenile Studio: the web series we all need it to catch up on

Dear readers, Scouting talents should be my second job, if not my first one. I want to share with you a new web-series I've found on Twitter a couple of months ago during quarantine: Sierra McKie's MyCrynicles. Before I do that, allow me to write a preamble. One thing I'm scared of and I really …

Why do you want to be famous? A lil story time from college included

Dear readers, COVID-19 has brought many thoughts and reflections on our tables and households. Jobs in the media industry are adapting more and more into online spaces, requesting a higher number of skills and qualifications. In a span of three full months, social media consumers have been also bombarded by news and trends on a …

How to give people answers that stand out

Dear readers, I hope you're feeling good, but at the same time I wish you were a bit concerned with what's going on in the world. With the excuse of the #BlackLivesMatter movement and the white guilt that it's being highlighted more and more these days, people are sharping acute observations regarding the state of …

The breakfast of a journalist, an aspiring journalist

Dear readers, In order to be a dedicated journalist, your eyes must be attracted to everything and your ears should catch every beat of information that is around you. Sure, you can skim and choose what's important for you to focus on, because news is just like what we eat: there's junk food, fake food, …

Issa and Molly from Insecure are a mirror of some of my college friendships

Dear readers, I've caught up with HBO's series Insecure, by Issa Rae. I must admit that my friends were right in telling me to get on it, because Issa's adventures are pretty much some kind of material I can get along with. Insecure is the story of an African American millennial named Issa who lives …

How do I sharp my motivation as a writer

Dear readers, A new month in 2020 has approached, the fifth one. How are we all feeling? Probably not the best. Creatives might still be stuck in their homes or towns looking up to inspirations. Journalists keep writing and have to deal with e-mails more than ever, even for the smallest tasks that once upon …

The quarantine check: how you and others are dealing with COVID-19

Dear readers, How's everyone doing? I've been slightly MIA lately due to work and mental health. This COVID-19 quarantine is kicking my butt, as is being a pain in that area for many of us as well. There's being definitely a demographic hierarchy in this whole situation and we should pay attention to that. Yesterday, …