Jazmine Reed

Jazmine is a Dallas resident (without the right-wing views) and a self-proclaimed 'Kanye-seur'. She can be found volunteering as a Traffick911 Advocate, and swiping left on guys wearing muscle tees.

If You Can't Stop Cyberstalking Your Ex This Is The Insta-Vention You Need

ByJazmine Reed
No matter what a woman's daytime occupation is, she also performs miracles as a working -- though usually unlicensed -- therapist. I, a copywriter, am no different. Despite the fact that I am not a relationship therapist, friends pour their woes…

Just Because You Do These 3 Things Doesn't Make You A Feminist

ByJazmine Reed
In between passing bread, pouring drinks and making sharp interruptions over politics, I kept hearing these familiar, and frankly inaccurate, nuggets of dialogue surrounding the topic of modern feminism. “Well, I can have sex with three guys in one…

What Happened When My Search For Prince Charming Lost Its Magic

ByJazmine Reed
Once I graduated college, I thought it was time to graduate from dating guys to dating men. I wanted to trade in guys wearing Under Armor for dating men in shining armor. At the naive age of 22, I defined a “man” under strict parameters: he is over…

We Need To Change: The Harsh Reality Of Friendship In This Generation

ByJazmine Reed
Recently, I have been served a few helpings of humble pie. It has a bittersweet taste, a painful swallow, but a lasting fullness. I am learning friendships aren’t always a picnic. No, I haven't been at the center of confrontations, and I've never…

Don't Stress, Impress: 6 Quirky Date Ideas To Replace Old Traditions

ByJazmine Reed
In this digital age of Tinderfellas and dating apps, it’s not too difficult to get a date. (Notice I left out the words “good” and “memorable.”) It’s actually pretty difficult to go on an enjoyable, noteworthy date. And while the disastrous ones…

Revitalize The Soul: 5 Cleanses You Should Actually Be On

ByJazmine Reed
Going on a cleanse appears to be very current. And hey, it does the body good. (Or, so I hear; I could never go more than three days without meat.) But, let’s not forget about the cleanses we should all be on — the ones that are good for the…

20-Something Girls Reveal How Misconceptions Can Inspire Strength

ByJazmine Reed
No one is immune to feeling misunderstood, and the relief for its symptoms varies from melancholy to motivation. Adversity can actually inspire remarkable courage and outstanding change. Once we enter adulthood, we have the maturity and emotional…

4 Realities Of The Single Life You're Too Stubborn To Accept As Truth

ByJazmine Reed
Alright, get up. Time to cut-up that #TeamForeverAlone tee, and finally stop swiping and trying. I took a six-month vow of dating celibacy to gain perspective after a two-year binge of getting over a lost love, season-long flings and going on…

What A Black Texan Thinks Of The Confederate Flag

ByJazmine Reed
Allow me to begin by addressing the obvious retort, “Of course you feel that why, you’re a black girl living in the South.” And it’s that very reason my voice should ring much louder over the conservatives attempting to preserve their “Southern…

I Am More Than My 'Brand': Confessions Of A Disgruntled PR Woman

ByJazmine Reed
They say, “Love don’t pay the bills.” Know what else doesn’t? Most writers’ wages. Thus, I am left to moonlight and mooch… until I hate my marriage so much I spawn a sh*tty trilogy of erotic books and can survive on one paycheck #goals. In between…

Beauty Comes From Within: 4 Surprising Times I Feel Most Beautiful

ByJazmine Reed
Does anyone else hear Damian from "Mean Girls" singing "Beautiful"? "Don't look at me..." For most of my adolescence and well into my college years, I was collecting two things: compliments on my beauty and a sinking level of self-esteem. I would…

I Am More Than My Race: The Struggles Of Growing Up 'Black-ish'

ByJazmine Reed
“But like, you’re not really black. You’re basically a white girl!” And the cackling ensues. This is a sentence I’ve heard so many times, I’ve become numb to its ignorance. I am a 24-year-old black (no, not African-American) young woman living in…