Around The Way Girl: Natalie Cañizares 

Changing course and doing something different is never failure, it’s just change. So with that mindset I don’t worry about failing anymore. Natalie Cañizares is a 27 year old Women’s Lifestyle Curator. After growing up in Chicago in her Cuban-American household, Natalie spent the past 3 years living in New York City. She attended The University of North Carolina School of the Arts and graduated with a degree in Dance. From there she decided to move to NYC to dance and choreograph. After landing many gigs that she thought would make her feel “successful,” she found herself really unsatisfied with her life. Natalie ended up hiring a Life Coach and it totally changed everything, and inspired her to become a certified Coach and create her own business.  Continue reading

Around The Way Girl: Nickecia “Nick” Alder

I see myself way beyond the traditional route of someone with a PhD. How many of us can say that we are working on our PhD at age 27? I’ll wait. How many of us can say that we are working on our PhD while running one of the top growing online publications dedicated to black women? Mhhmm, I think you can tell where we’re going with this.  Like most Around The Way Girls, Nickecia Alder is all about breaking molds and creating her own path. For starters, she’s a New Yorker that  loves and currently lives in Chicago, *gasps*! On top of that, she’s loaded with degrees in psychology and is an alumni to one of the most prestigious universities in the country, yet she has different plans than what’s expected. Instead of taking the traditional route, Nickecia has managed to take her studies and turn it into what is now, Black Girl Fly Magazine. Continue reading

Can I Kick It? Chicago Event Calendar for October 2015

It’s gettin a lil chilly outside! But that shouldn’t scare you out of enjoying all the fun fall stuff that’s going down in the city. Even though nothing can compare to the summer, Chicago still manages to get it poppin with events and activities all year around. If you need some cute date ideas for you and bae or just want some fun things to do with the homies, we got you covered. Here’s a list of some cool events we found. If you run into us at any of these, don’t be shy n’ say wassup hello! Continue reading