Why You Should Be Watching ‘The Bold Type’

So many shows I’ve watched all through high school and college are coming to an end. From Game of Thrones to Teen Wolf, I’m searching for new shows to watch.

I’ve been a big fan of Freeform (previously ABC Family) shows. Some have successfully made it through seasons (Pretty Little Liars) and others have fallen short (Jane By Design). So, I decided to take a chance on The Bold Type.

The Bold Type centers around three friends who all work at a women’s magazine name Scarlet. This new America drama show was inspired by the life of former Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Joanna Coles.

I’m at a time of my life where I’m feeling hopeless on my future. This show gives me motivation and inspiration to continue working towards my goals. For starters, Jane Sloan, Kat Edison and Sutton Brady all remind me of myself.

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How Her Conference Changed My Life

I watched from my seat as Linda Sarsour raised her fist in the air, walking towards the stage with Carmen Perez with a powerful anthem playing. At that moment my eyes began to water with overwhelming emotion. The second they began to speak at my very first Her Conference, I knew my life was going to change.

According to the website, Her Conference “is the leading career development conference for college women.” It was the sixth one and I decided, with a help from a friend recommendation, to attend for the first time.

Each keynote and panel impacted my life in one way or another. Here are a few that stood out to me:

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The 23-Year-Old Crisis: What Makes YOU Unique?

What makes you unique?

It’s one of the many questions I have to answer every time (literally and metaphorically) when I’m submitting cover letters, filling out applications or talking in interviews to potential companies. The one question I don’t know how to answer.

It’s difficult for me to talk about myself. It’s even more difficult to pinpoint how I stand out from the crowd.

When I use to do icebreakers, I always had the same go-to answer:

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An Ode To Self-Love, According to How To Be A Bawse

Last month, I got my hands on How To Be A Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life by Lilly Singh.

Lilly Singh (mostly known as Superwoman) is an actress, comedian and Youtuber, creating content filled with comedy skits, motivational talks and more.

She created this book as a guide to being a BAWSE – “a person who exudes confidence, reaches goals, get hurt efficiently, and smiles genuinely because they’ve fought through it all and made it out the other side.”

So far, I’ve read part one and it left me with a sense of motivation and an increase in self-love. Here are my three takeaways:

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Deconstructing Society’s Common Terms

As human beings, we want to be educated on what’s happening in the world. We want to know the latest dances, the hottest trends, and the on-going discussions on issues plaguing society.

As a result, we use significant terms, words or phrases to show others how ‘knowledgable’ we are. However, when we begin to throw around words like objects, we’re unable to fully understand it’s importance. We also begin to mix up meanings and ignore it’s true implications.

I found a few words that constantly come up in conversation or in the media and I took it upon myself to find consistent meanings behind them to better educate myself and hopefully others.

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