Around The Way Girl: Ymijan Baftijari

I just love people to feel real. That’s what I love to see and I want people to get that from me when I’m posting my stuff. Meet 25 -year-old Chicago blogger bae with cutest name, Ymijan Baftijari. She currently juggles her own blog, Ymijan.com, while working as the associate editor for the Latina based blog Vivala.com. Despite having graduated with a BS in Advertising from the renown University of Illinois Urbana, she never thought her life would take a turn towards journalism. It’s a good thing it has, because she continues to promote self love and reaches out to those every day Around The Way Girls. I’m not trying to shy away from how my body is or how my face looks…I feel like just being me and accepting this is who I am and what I look like.  Continue reading

Six Books to Read for Women’s History Month

I don’t think it has to be said that you should be reading books, and books by women, every month of the year. But, since March is Women’s History Month, you have an excuse to check out a few titles by some of our greatest female writers.

Below, you’ll find 6 suggestions for books written by women to crack open this month–I could have added about ten dozen more, but decided to list some of my recent faves (meaning past year) instead. Continue reading