Prêt-à-Porter!

Last Friday, I attended one of the fashion presentations of the annual Fashion Week Brooklyn. The line-up consisted of ready-to-wear (prêt-à-porter) menswear with designs by Kit Woo, Ienday Snipes, Zam...

Screw Passion, I’m Depressed!

My last column was on finding your passion. Now, I don’t want to take away from what I wrote there, but what if you have no hope for the future in the first place. You’re out of a job, you’re struggling...

Biggest Risk Ever: Follow Your Passion

Since I was about 25, I have been struggling off and on with finding my passion. I’m now 43 and I still haven’t figured it out. I think that many people are dealing with the same issue, and by way of...

Dutch Paper Uses N-Word

On Friday, July 31, 2015 a Dutch newspaper, NRC Handelsblad, published an article using the N-word in the headline title and illustrating it with blackface caricatures. When a friend of mine pointed this out...

My Sweaty Armpits

Do you ever notice people that are profusely sweating? On the subway, at work, on the street? Yes, you do? Well I don’t, because I am too occupied with my own case of hyperhidrosis — the medical term for...

Prancing Elites

Have you seen the Prancing Elites? In my opinion, they are some of the most courageous young people around. Their show, The Prancing Elites Project, just had their first season finale on Oxygen and season 2...

Love Wins?

With the supreme court ruling and all, I wanted to share in the celebration and attended Gay Pride this year for the first time in many years. To see so many people of all walks of life being sympathetic to...

Is Rachel Dolezal Transracial?

Rachel Dolezal, a leader of the Human Rights Education Institute, stands in front of a mural she painted at the institute's offices in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.Photo: Nicholas K. Geranios/ AP Photo On Monday...

Listen, Learn, Lead

Last week I learned a lot about myself. I participated in the American Express Leadership Academy — a one week training program to develop emerging non-profit leaders, created by American Express in...