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Musings of the Socially Aware

Akilah. 24. NYC by way of the Queen City. Take your brown eyes, your pretty smile, your silhouette.

WARNING: Do not take this blog too seriously. It is all encompassing of the fleeting thoughts I have, even if they are just momentary. Don't read too far into me.
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But like he totally is…

soashulmedia:

At the conclusion of my senior year in high school, my AP English teacher suggested a book for summer reading. “Looking for Alaska is a great read, I think you all will really enjoy it,” she gushed. Unfortunately I was desperate for a break from being told what to read and when, and as such, thoroughly ignored her recommendation.

Years and years later, I picked up The Fault in Our Stars after seeing it advertised all over the busy New York City subway. A bright yellow sign with the words, “The #1 Mega Best-Seller Everyone is Reading” had become part of my bi-daily commute. I had no-less than 8 friends reading it, and since reading became fun again post-academia (and I needed a new book to read for my next Tipsy Book Review) I bought a copy at the 45th street Barnes and Noble. 

That video— by some amazing stroke of luck— made it to the author and fellow youtuber, John Green, and he has since changed my life in ways that will stay with me forever. He has supported my channel, given priceless advice, and above all, been this long-distance friend that has an unwavering belief that I can make my own dreams come true. 

I cannot thank him, his delightful wife, Sarah, Stan, and the rest of the team enough for inviting me to Indiana and being so professional, gracious, patient, and encouraging. This experience will no doubt inform the rest of my entertainment and comedy career, and I am better for it. 

Thanks so much, guys.

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xo - Akilah

p.s.: I can’t wait to share our work with you!!!!!!!

p.s.s.: There may be another John Green inspired Tipsy Book Review in the works…

Kissin you good night from possibly the best slumber party I’ve ever been to! #citizenmnyc

hansmosis:

WHAT’S FILMING LIKE?

There’s so much thought and emotion that happens before having a conversation with the camera; there’s more to it than just delivering the lines. You have to:

  1. Make sure your hygiene is up-kept.
  2. Ask yourself if you still have a social life.
  3. Fix your hair, tame your hair.
  4. Learn how to edit on a program like Final Cut Pro X.
  5. Work really hard at not being boring. Challenge yourself to be entertaining.
  6. Know how the right lighting can do wonders.

I’ve been pushing myself harder than I ever have to get better at everything so I can start my career somewhere here in NYC. Guess for now, by day, I’ll be walking lots of four legged friends to pay the rent..

(a.k.a. getting paid to exercise!!)

hansmosis is incredible. Follow his blog. look at this picture so cuuuuute!

soashulmedia:

HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE — TIPSY BOOK REVIEW.

Real talk right now: I had never read Harry Potter before this. Like, I grew up with them being the huge cultural phenomenon of legend and I still somehow avoided reading all about Harry and the gang. Ali helped me see the light.

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Christmas Cookies for Singles [x]

ahhhh omg. thanks for giffing my face.

Hey! New headshots!!

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colortube:

Christmas Cookies for Singles [x]

Eve just tweeted me. So, I’m retiring.

#DEAD.

#DEAD.