Long before I first watched MTV’s "Teen Mom," or "Riding in Cars with Boys" with Drew Barrymore, or "Fifteen and Pregnant" with Kirsten Dunst, I’d already seen my fair share of cautionary tales about life as a young mother. Afterschool shows floated the consequences of teen parenting, while old school specials warned about a peak in high school pregnancies: It’s 10 p.m. — do you know where your children are? There were teen pregnancy ads plastered everywhere, from magazines to posters hanging...
Article written by Tyler Young.
Aniyia Williams Solved the Hardware Game and Wants More Founders of Color to Enter the Space
By Tyler Young
“I got the crazy idea that maybe I can be the person to make this necklace that was also headphones,” said Aniyia Williams, founder and CEO of Tinsel.
The Dipper, known as “ the world’s first audio necklace,” signifies the fruits of Williams’ labor, two years in the making.
The sleek design is fashionable and functional without the tangles of traditional earbuds.
She formed Tinsel in th...
Meet Sade Oyinade: ‘Unsung’ Co-Executive Producer and Filmmaker Immersed in Cross-Cultural Narratives
Blossom interview by Tyler Young.
Interview by Tyler Young
Tyler Young interviewed by The Guardian.
“In my eyes, I see a woman, one who grew up in a country that often overlooks women of color, now on a world stage proving that we have the right to be happy,” Young said. “We deserve love and new beginnings. When I see Meghan, I see a light of love.”
Adama Iwu profile by Tyler Young.
I'm still on a high from all of the positive energy generated by the amazing women that I connected with at the Grace Hopper Celebration on last week. Sherrell sat down with a few dynamic women in leadership at Capital One. Catch up on our YouTube channel.
In between the thought-provoking sessions and keynotes, I met a number of incredible women like Tarsha McCormick, head of diversity and inclusion at ThoughtWorks.
For the second consecutive year, AnitaB.org named ThoughtWorks as ...
Exclusive interview with actress / recording artist, Janelle Monae by Tyler Young for Blavity.
Blavity interview by Tyler Young.
Blavity article written by Tyler Young.
2017 marks the last full year of my twenties. A few years ago, I was deeply terrified of turning the big 30. For me, physically aging wasn’t the problem. The added responsibility associated with adulting gave me immense anxiety. My lifestyle at 24 wouldn’t work for me at 30. This new decade comes with another layer of accountability that no one really expects from you in your twenties.
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