Rochelle Amour

Rochelle Amour is a writer and consultant. She's also the co-host of Caribbean podcast T&T Unpacked. Follow her on Twitter or subscribe to T&T Unpacked on iTunes.

Recent Articles

All The Things The 'Gilmore Girls' Went Through, So We Won't Have To

Nostalgia. That's the word many writers used when describing the anticipation surrounding the "Gilmore Girls Revival: A Year in the Life" on Netflix. Please note there are multiple spoilers ahead. Yet, the most nostalgic event of the year was less a…
By Rochelle Amour

Millennials: If These 3 Things Make Sense To You, You'll Be Just Fine

No other generation has been poked and prodded as much as Millennials have. Researchers believe our diversity, openness and optimism will result in necessary economic and social improvements. They might be right. Millennials are well-educated and ful…
By Rochelle Amour

How To Deal With The 5 Types Of Men Who Shamelessly Hit On You At Work

Like many people, I worked in the fancy corporate office world for a long time. I had large HR departments at my disposal, with clear rules against sexual harassment and simple reporting procedures. I had no idea how #blessed I was. That was, until I…
By Rochelle Amour

Love 'Em And Leave 'Em: 5 Times Breaking Up Is The Right Thing To Do

Deciding to break up with someone is exhausting. The emotional toll of deciding to end a relationship can take weeks (or even months) to sort through. It may involve pro and con lists, harsh reality checks and teary consultations with close friends. …
By Rochelle Amour

Single And Looking: 5 Lessons In Love From 5 Years Of Being Alone

Being single is a lot like being in a relationship. There are ups and downs. One minute, you’re making your vision board, doing yoga and basking in your solace. The next, you’re eating your body weight in junk food and re-watching rom-coms on Netflix…
By Rochelle Amour

It's About You: 5 Ways Forgiving Others Only Benefits Your Happiness

Forgiveness can be tricky, much like the person you might be struggling to forgive. On one hand, you know very well practicing forgiveness is the right thing to do. Deep down, you want to be the bigger person and turn the other cheek. On the other ha…
By Rochelle Amour

34 Sad Thoughts You Have When You're College-Educated And Unemployed

Earlier this year, I was pretty much running things. I graduated from a great university with a master's degree in a field I love. I sent in my applications and waited for the job interviews to roll in. I figured I was set. I could repay all the mone…
By Rochelle Amour

5 Caribbean Proverbs That Will Surprisingly Motivate This Generation

Caribbean grandmothers are well-known for their uncanny ability to make you check yourself. They hold an artillery of wise phrases that are applicable in any situation. But, just like fine wine and sleep, I didn’t fully appreciate these words of wisd…
By Rochelle Amour

Nothing But A Number: 4 Ways This Generation Can Combat Ageism At Work

When it comes to our careers, Gen-Yers are very adventurous. We’re likely to work in as many as 20 fields in our lifetimes. We were raised on a steady diet of economic instability and social change. So we communicate differently, think differently an…
By Rochelle Amour

The Likes Of Nicki Minaj: 6 Things To Know About 'Trini Dem Girls'

Trinidad and Tobago-born hip-hop queen Nicki Minaj opened the 2015 MTV VMAs with her sure-hit "Trini Dem Girls (feat. LunchMoney Lewis)." But, this wasn't the first time Trini girls have been mentioned by name onstage. What is it specifically that ma…
By Rochelle Amour

5 Reasons Not To Concern Yourself With Everyone Else's Bullsh*t

Some people always seem to have a bit too much drama in their lives. And, being the sweetheart you are, these people always seem to turn to you to help them out. You constantly have to point out to them that their actions have consequences. Then you …
By Rochelle Amour

5 Things You Need To Know About Alzheimer's No Matter How Old You Are

Alzheimer’s disease isn’t exactly an appropriate topic for dinner conversation, and it certainly doesn't make for good for small talk. In fact, there’s almost never a good time to talk about Alzheimer’s disease, except for now. June was named Alzheim…
By Rochelle Amour

5 Times When Being A 'Crazy B*tch' Actually Benefits You

Let's face it: Being called a "crazy bitch" is rarely a compliment. There is a range of reasons you might acquire that kind of reputation, from being overly emotional on occasion to simply standing up for yourself. No matter the reason behind your no…
By Rochelle Amour

How Having 2 Fathers Turned Into Double The Daddy Issues In My Life

All the beautiful stock photos depicting the 20-something experiences of wanderlust and sexy romances make it easy to forget many of our childhoods were far from glamorous. This reality means different things for different people. For me, growing up …
By Rochelle Amour

The Company You Keep: What Your Lifelong Friendships Say About You

Growing up, we tend to form relationships with the people we spend most of our time with, like the kids at school or in our neighborhoods. We tend to form bonds in the experiences we share, like going to the same birthday parties, working together on…
By Rochelle Amour

4 Ways To Ensure Your Friendship With A Married Man Is Just That

Despite conflicting views on the matter, marriage remains a traditional institution that inspires a different level of commitment, consideration and respect than dating does. It’s difficult to build and maintain a friendship with a married man withou…
By Rochelle Amour

3 Steps To Identify And Prevail Against Any Narcissist In Your Path

Social scientists are obsessed with defining Millennials, and we can’t blame them. As the first generation to grow up with social media, we’re pretty fascinating. One popular theory is we’re a generation of narcissists, fueled by our obsession with s…
By Rochelle Amour