Visiting other countries is always an amazing experience and something that a traveler will remember for the rest of their life. I discovered this summer that learning more about other cultures helps a person to expand their thinking and become more global. Traveling to Taipei, Taiwan was something that I never thought that a homebody like me would do, but after staying for a couple … Continue reading GLUETRAVELS: Taiwan


Why We Should Celebrate Juneteenth

Juneteenth, a holiday on the 19th of June, celebrates the end of slavery and the newfound freedom. It’s mainly observed in the United States and not very well known among races outside of African Americans. Also known as Freedom day and Emancipation day, it honors the day that Major General Gordon Granger, who was part of the Union, announced to Texas the abolishment of slavery. … Continue reading Why We Should Celebrate Juneteenth

Dream Variations by Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes was a writer, playwright, activist, and poet during the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s. The Harlem Renaissance is described as being a period in which African Americans expressed their pride for their culture and life through different forms of art. Hughes wrote many poems about black struggles during his time and many of his poems had a jazz or black folk rhythm to … Continue reading Dream Variations by Langston Hughes

2018 Phoenix Women’s March

Yesterday I attended the 2nd Annual Women’s March in Phoenix, Arizona. I got there around 9 a.m. so there were plenty of people there already. Everywhere I looked someone was holding an awesome sign displaying a creative call-to-action. Before the march began, my mom, aunt, sister and I walked around to the different booths with signs and buttons. I bought a couple of buttons and … Continue reading 2018 Phoenix Women’s March

Red Rock City

The landscape shifts and color fills our view. Vast red rocks carved by wise hands hold the untold stories of the past. They fill the city, cocky from being admired for centuries. Observing guest roam the streets with curious cameras and relaxed appeal. The sun rests overhead, glad to have people to shine upon. Shops display figurines to represent Sedona, proud of their home and … Continue reading Red Rock City