Girls, Girls, Girls

Carmen Belcher

Dresscode: 2000’s bad bitch. Don’t forget your thong, th-th thong.

Performances by: Sisqo & Trina


It’s NYFW and I may have just gotten the best invite ever! I’m going crazy. I already know what I’m wearing, thanks to my Christian Dior bathing suit top I’ve had since 2002. Naturally I went to Youtube for inspiration from all of the R&b singers I loved and saw Beyonce wearing a top from the same collection. Since I no longer have any jersey dresses, I’ll build my look around skin and designer logos. I am so excited! If you’re attending Prince and Jacob’s party tonight, I will post a few look ideas. Let’s go!


Navigating Catty Behavior in the Workplace: What to Expect and How to Avoid the Mean Girls

Carmen Belcher

There are very few things that occur in the workplace that destroy an individual’s sense of belonging and general harmony more than catty behavior.  In general terms, Catty behavior may be defined  as mean-spirited nastiness intended to hurt or harm another individual’s professional or emotional well-being. While I recognize that men may very well be involved in similar behaviors, it has been my own personal experience to believe that women are more versed and better equipped to evoke these behaviors on a regular basis.

As if my intuition weren’t enough, according to a nationwide poll by the Employment Law Alliance, 45 percent of American workers say they have experienced workplace abuse. Under closer review, 40 percent of the tormentors that are women tend to prey on other women 70 percent of the time. I think this speaks to the overwhelming number of women in the workplace that have experienced or even…

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