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The Biracial Bind Of Not Being Asian Enough

There’s a photo of my great-grandmother I look at often. She is small, wearing thick black frames, with my grandmother, my aunts, and my mother huddled around her like she’s queen of the hive. My great-grandmother was a widow and a landowner in China who lost everything during the Communist Revolution. She was punished for her wealth, and tortured and robbed before she fled to Hong Kong with her daughter to survive. For a long time, that’s all they did: survive.My mom tells me this story late o...
Tags: Facebook, Hong Kong, Fashion, Music, China, America, Chicago, United States, House, DMV, Npr, Houston, North Carolina, Rachel Dolezal, Michigan State University, Dolezal


Search For 4-Year-Old Maleah Davis Continues As Mother's Ex-Fiancé's Comments Raise Concern

The search for Houston 4-year-old Maleah Davis, who has been missing since May 4, continues. Her mother Brittany Bowens has said she believes that Maleah is dead and that Bowens' ex-fiancé Derion Vence has harmed her. Vence has been charged in connection with the disappearance, as blood evidence linked to Maleah was found in the apartment he shared with Bowens and Maleah, and is currently being held in jail.On Tuesday and Wednesday, the search crews focused on Rosharon, TX, where Vence reported...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Houston, Miller, KHOU, Alabama Senate, Tim Miller, Texas Equusearch, Bowens, Rosharon, Vence, Maleah Davis, Maleah, Derion Vence, Brittany Bowens, Year Old Maleah Davis


Search For 4-Year-Old Maleah Davis Continues As Stepfather's Comments Raise Concern

The search for Houston 4-year-old Maleah Davis, who has been missing since May 4, continues. Her mother Brittany Bowens has said she believes that Maleah is dead and that her stepfather, Derion Vence, has harmed her. Vence has been charged in connection with the disappearance, as blood evidence linked to Maleah was found in the apartment he shared with Bowens and Maleah, and is currently being held in jail.On Tuesday and Wednesday, the search crews focused on Rosharon, TX, where Vence reportedl...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Houston, Miller, KHOU, Alabama Senate, Tim Miller, Texas Equusearch, Bowens, Rosharon, Vence, Maleah Davis, Maleah, Derion Vence, Brittany Bowens, Rosharon TX


Everything We Know About The Disappearance Of 4-Year-Old Maleah Davis

Brittany Bowens, the mother of Maleah Davis, the Houston 4-year-old who has been missing since May 4, said she believes her daughter is dead and that Derion Vence, her stepfather and Bowens' ex-fiancé, has harmed her.Vence, 26, is facing criminal charges in connection with the little girl's disappearance, according to Houston police. He is being charged with tampering with evidence of a human corpse after police found traces of blood evidence linked to Maleah in the bathroom and hallway of the ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Abc, Cnn, Fox, Houston, Quanell X, KHOU, Harris County, Clorox, Nissan Altima, KTRK, George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Missouri City TX, Altima, Sugar Land


I'm 27 & This Is How Much I Spent On A 4/20 Weekend Trip To Denver

Welcome to Travel Diaries, a Refinery29 series where we tag along as real women embark on trips around the world and track their travel expenses down to the last cent. Here, we offer a detailed, intimate account of when, where, and how our peers spend their vacation days and disposable income: all the meals, adventures, indulgences, setbacks, and surprises.This week's travel diary: A 27-year-old yoga instructor visits her brother in Denver, CO for a weekend of 4/20-inspired fun.For questions, f...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Texas, Netflix, Tsa, Houston, Denver, United, Philly, Jamba Juice, Ritz, KAT, Downtown Denver, Denver CO, Pellegrino, Madewell


A Week In New York, NY On A $135,900 Income

Welcome to Money Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Calling all entrepreneurs: We want to hear from you! If you’re a freelancer or self-employed, we’d love to feature your Money Diary. Submit here.Travel Diaries: We're looking to get the inside scoop on when, where, and how our peers are using their vacation...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Netflix, Brooklyn, Houston, Yankees, Levi, Sephora, Joe, Classpass, Williamsburg, Smorgasburg, Melbourne Australia, Marie Kondo, Greenwich Village


OPEN POST: No Bonnets Allowed!! High School Issues Dress Code For Parents…

A Houston area high school has implemented a new dress code but this time… it’s for the parents! At James Madison High School, parents are no longer permitted on school grounds wearing satin caps or bonnets, hair rollers, pajamas, leggings or anything revealing, such as low-cut tops, sagging pants, short-shorts, and “dresses that are up to your behind.” As you know, satin caps and bonnets are commonly worn by Black women to protect their hair so many are calling the new restrictions discrimi...
Tags: Fashion, Wtf, Celebrities, News, Students, Parents, Atlanta, Teachers, Houston, Dress Code, Cardi, James Madison High School, OPEN POST, Coretta Scott


Zoroastrian ‘fire temple’ opens in Houston

On a typical-looking stretch of southwest Houston — down the street from Kwik Kar Lube and Storage Choice, across from a privacy fence hiding cookie-cutter McMansions — a Zoroastrian fire temple opened last week: a brand-new, sparkling-white place where priests from one of the world’s oldest religions tend a holy flame. By Lisa Gray, www.houstonchronicle.com Priest Zerkxis Bhandara tends a fire at Houston’s new Atash Kadeh. Zerkxis Bhandara, a Zoroastrian priest, stands at the san...
Tags: Hong Kong, California, Life, India, America, Iran, Chicago, Houston, North America, Christ, Usc, Southern California, Nowruz, Angela, LAHORE Pakistan, India Pakistan


Stevie Nicks Is Getting An Honor No Woman Ever Has From The Rock Hall — & It All Started With This Song

This weekend, Stevie Nicks will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. She becomes the first woman to have the honor twice (following 22 men who have been double-inducted) — her first induction came as a member of Fleetwood Mac in 1998. This time, it’s about her solo career and individual contributions.There’s a picture of Stevie Nicks hanging on my living room wall that I’ve had since I was a little girl in the ‘80s. It means a lot to me because it was taken by a beloved, late friend o...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Lana Del Rey, Mac, Courtney Love, Oscar, Fleetwood Mac, Houston, Prince, Stevie Nicks, Jenny Lewis, Jimmy Iovine, Lindsey Buckingham, Don Henley, Buckingham, Christine


Stevie Nicks Is Getting A Honor No Woman Ever Has From The Rock Hall — & It All Started With This Song

This weekend, Stevie Nicks will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. She becomes the first woman to have the honor twice (following 22 men who have been double-inducted) — her first induction came as a member of Fleetwood Mac in 1998. This time, it’s about her solo career and individual contributions.There’s a picture of Stevie Nicks hanging on my living room wall that I’ve had since I was a little girl in the ‘80s. It means a lot to me because it was taken by a beloved, late friend o...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Lana Del Rey, Mac, Courtney Love, Oscar, Fleetwood Mac, Kim, Houston, Prince, Stevie Nicks, Jenny Lewis, Jimmy Iovine, Lindsey Buckingham, Don Henley, Buckingham


Houston Inaugurates The Bhandara Atash Kadeh

Jamshedi Navroze 2019 and the subsequent days shall long remain etched in the memory of the hundreds of Zarathushtis who gathered here to witness the inauguration of North America’s latest place of Zoroastrian worship. What makes this place an Atash Kadeh and a first in many a ways is that it designed to have a continuously burning consecrated fire and spaces to perform some of the higher liturgical ceremonies, including the navar and martab ceremonies for the initiation of mobeds. ...
Tags: London, Life, Chicago, United States, Pakistan, Houston, North America, LAHORE, BOI, Irani, Navsari, Houston People, Bhandara, Ahura Mazda, Zarathushtis, Vada Dasturji


Misty Copland On Erica Lall: She Brings Her Own Heritage To Classical Dance

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Tags: Fashion, Music, California, New York City, Houston, Misty Copeland, Black, Southern California, Erica, Trina, Gill, Lucy McBath, Torrance California, American Ballet Theatre, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, BG Color


Misty Copeland On Erica Lall: She Brings Her Own Heritage To Classical Dance

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Tags: Fashion, Music, California, New York City, Houston, Misty Copeland, Black, Southern California, Erica, Trina, Gill, Lucy McBath, Torrance California, American Ballet Theatre, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, BG Color


I Live In A One-Bedroom In Brooklyn — & My Rent Is $1495 A Month

Inside A Food Writer's $1,495 Park Slope Apartment In Refinery29's Sweet Digs, we take a look inside the sometimes small, sometimes spacious homes of millennial women. Today, 25-year-old food writer Gillie Houston shows us around her eclectic Brooklyn one bedroom. Do you live in Austin and have some sweet digs you like to share? Submit yours here.When Colorado-native Gillie Houston moved into her first New York City apartment, she found herself in an industrial part of Bushwick. Immediate...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Colorado, New York City, Austin, Brooklyn, Houston, Bushwick, Brooklyn Flea, Prospect Park, Wayfair, Gillie Houston


The Media Vilifies Black Women — Jordyn Woods Was Just The Latest Casualty

After two weeks of relative silence, Jordyn Woods opened up Friday on Jada Pinkett Smith's Red Table Talk about how she allegedly hooked up with Tristan Thompson, the father of Khloé Kardashian's daughter True. The story was a salacious shocker: Woods, who is best friends with Kardashian's sister Kylie Jenner, went to Thompson's house for a party, where she allegedly made out with the NBA player and then spent the night.Entertainment and gossip outlets — including Refinery29 — have poured over ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Nba, Kardashians, Khloe Kardashian, Rob, Demi Lovato, Kardashian, Houston, Kylie Jenner, Whitney Houston, Black, Woods, Thompson, Kim Kardashian West


WI Watchlist: Rockwell, Wellbe, Generac, API Healthcare & More

Here’s a roundup of recent news from Wisconsin’s high-tech industries:—Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK), the Milwaukee-based seller of hardware and software that enables industrial automation, is forming a joint venture with Houston-based Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB), a maker of products for drilling and other tasks in the oil and gas industry. The new venture, called Sensia, plans to sell software-based automation products and services aimed at helping oil and gas customers improve their operationa...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Internet Of Things, Fashion, Ge, Milwaukee, Connected Devices, Trends, Tech, It, Vc, Software, Healthcare, M&a, Wisconsin, Iot


A Week In Houston, TX, On A $188,350 Joint Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Are you NYC-based and getting married soon? Join Refinery29 Work & Money Director Lindsey Stanberry for a fun evening talking marriage and money moves tonight, February 21, at 7 p.m. at the Zola pop-up. It's free! Just RSVP here.Today: a senior engineer who ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Walmart, Netflix, House, Iowa, Houston, Academy, Coke, Kroger, Mike, McDonald, OB GYN, Zoe, Turbotax, Chick


Vape pen causes small fire as passengers board plane

NEW YORK (AP) — A small fire caused by an overheated vape pen battery delayed a Houston-bound flight from New York’s LaGuardia airport. The incident occurred on Wednesday during the boarding of a SkyWest flight operating as s Delta Connection. Video posted online shows a flight attendant using a fire extinguisher on a flaming bag, […]
Tags: Travel, Business, New York, News, Lifestyle, Nation, Houston, Laguardia, SkyWest, Delta Connection Video


I Tripled My Salary By Leaving Teaching & Going Into Sales

In our series Salary Stories , women with long-term career experience open up about the most intimate details of their jobs: compensation. It’s an honest look at how real people navigate the complicated world of negotiating, raises, promotions, and job loss, with the hope it will give young women more insight into how to advocate for themselves — and maybe take a few risks along the way.Additionally, we are joining forces with SoFi for the next few months to bring you career tips and coaching. ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Texas, Minneapolis, America, Atlanta, Chicago, Portland, Boulder, Houston, West Coast, Seattle, SoFi


The Top Workout Trends Of 2019 — According To ClassPass

When ClassPass hit the scene in 2013, workout routines as we once knew them were shook. Instead of belonging to one exclusive gym or studio, the company revolutionized open membership access to the best fitness classes available. And nearly six years later, the expansive offerings are still growing strong. ClassPass recently released its fitness trends for 2019, with analytics on the most popular workouts across the country pulled by a dedicated team of data scientists — from barre-lovers in Tu...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Houston, Pilates, Tucson, Lagree, Barre Pure Barre, Courtesy of Pure Barre, BodyRok New York Pilates SLT, Strength Training Tone House, Dick Runner


The Top Workouts Of 2019 — According To ClassPass

When ClassPass hit the scene in 2013, workout routines as we once knew them were shook. Instead of belonging to one exclusive gym or studio, the company revolutionized open membership access to the best fitness classes available. And nearly six years later, the expansive offerings are still growing strong. ClassPass recently released its fitness trends for 2019, with analytics on the most popular workouts across the country pulled by a dedicated team of data scientists — from barre-lovers in Tu...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Houston, Pilates, Tucson, Lagree, Barre Pure Barre, Courtesy of Pure Barre, BodyRok New York Pilates SLT, Strength Training Tone House, Dick Runner


Ervad Freyaan K. Vimadalal of Houston ordained as Navar

Parsi Khabar is happy to announce that the son of our dear friends Khushroo and Parynaz Vimadalal was ordained as a Navar this past week. Ervad Freyaan K. Vimadalal was born in New Jersey USA and lived there till very recently when he and his family relocated to Houston a year and a half ago . Ervad Freyaan was ordained as a priest on Sunday, 13th January 2019 (roj Aneran, mah Amardad, 1388 Y. Z.). The Navar ceremony was performed by Ervad Aspandiar R. Dadachanji and Ervad Adil Bhesania at Vatc...
Tags: New York, Life, Religion, Houston, New Jersey USA, DARIAN, Parsi Khabar, Bapaiji, ZAGNY, Navar, Khushroo, Ervad Freyaan K Vimadalal, Parynaz Vimadalal, Ervad Freyaan, Ervad Aspandiar R Dadachanji, Ervad Adil Bhesania


Offerpad launches in Houston, eyes further expansion

That marks the Arizona-headquartered Offerpad's second operational market in Texas and 10th across the U.S. At the moment, Offerpad also operates in Phoenix, Atlanta, Tampa, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Charlotte, Tucson, Orlando and Los Angeles.
Tags: Texas, Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, Arizona, Houston, Industry News, Select, News Brief, Ibuyers, Offerpad, Brian Bair, Trent Capps


How To Eat Intuitively When Your Cravings Lead You To Donuts, Pasta & Cake

You open up Seamless, prepared to make what feels like your most important decision of the day: what to order for dinner. You know the nutrient-rich choice would probably be one of those overpriced kale salad bowls or something. You’ve read the wellness blogs, you know the nutrition stuff. But — hold up. What about that whole intuitive eating thing you heard about, which encourages you to honor your cravings when making food decisions?If your intuition is at the wheel, you’re ordering chicken p...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Victoria, Houston, Orange County, Massachusetts General Hospital, Pike, Evelyn Tribole, Elyse Resch, Meehan, Rumsey, Fatima Cody Stanford, Cara Harbstreet, Harbstreet, Kathleen Meehan, Alissa Rumsey


A Funny Thing Happened When Melania Trump Got Dressed Yesterday

If you thought the internet collectively lost its shit over Melania Trump wearing a pair of wheat-colored Timberland construction boots, then hold on tight. Because what she wore after her three-hour surprise visit to Al Asad Airbase in Iraq was an optical illusion – an unfortunate one.On Thursday, FLOTUS returned to the White House with her husband wearing a hip-length, forest green, belted wool coat, dark oversized sunglasses, tan flats and . . . a pair of fitted leather pants in a shade of ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Texas, White House, Iraq, Hillary Clinton, Liam Hemsworth, Houston, Zara, Trump, Melania Trump, Cardi, Al Asad Airbase, Hervé Pierre Trump, Vivienne WestwoodThis


George H. W. Bush, The 41st President, Has Died

George H. W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States and patriarch of a political dynasty, died Friday night in his Houston home. He was 94.The news of his death comes roughly seven months after the passing of his wife, former First Lady Barbara Bush, in April. Bush’s health had been in decline due to Parkinson’s disease, which The New York Times reports had him hospitalized several times in recent years.Bush served as president from 1989 to 1993, capping off a career in politics and publ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Texas, Navy, White House, Iraq, United States, New York Times, Bill Clinton, Middle East, Npr, Houston, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Saddam Hussein, Republican National Committee


For F***'s Sake: Why Is Modern Flying Such A Soul-Crushing Time Suck?

“It was an unforgettable nightmare,” says Donna Beegle. In 2015, she and her family were attempting to travel in coach class from Houston to Portland on a United flight. Midway through, they were removed from the aircraft by police. The reason? The pilot “didn’t feel safe” flying with Beegle’s then-15-year-old daughter, Juliette, who has autism.Juliette was experiencing low blood sugar that day. Like many people with autism, she has some specific sensory issues, one of which being that she only...
Tags: Utah, Fashion, Music, Elon Musk, Instagram, US, America, Los Angeles, Chicago, Netflix, United States, Delta, Cameron Diaz, Portland, Virgin, Spirit


5 Ways To Give Back This #GivingTuesday

This time of year, the commercialization of the holidays can be enough to make your head spin.Endless sales and the sometimes overwhelming pressure to buy gifts for everyone in your life can turn giving into a less-than-pleasant experience. And yet, there’s day just around the corner that offers an opportunity to get into a different sort of holiday spirit. What’s #GivingTuesday? For the sixth year in a row, next Tuesday, November 28, is a day to give back. Giving Tuesday (or as it’s more commo...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, New York City, Paypal, United States, Houston, Belfer Center for Innovation Social Impact


Exclusive: A Music Video That Will Inspire You To Ask For A Raise

These days, feminism is ‘cool.’ In fact, it feels like no matter where you go, there are billboards, T-shirts, phone cases — you name it — clad with feminist sayings and imagery. More than ever, celebrities are publicly identifying as feminists, speaking out against misogyny and sexism, and generally jumping on the feminist bandwagon. And though the aforementioned things are arguably positive, these trends do beg the question: What are we getting out of it?While a lot of feminist issues can b...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York City, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Houston, Abby Wambach, Sophia Bush, Wasserman, Census Bureau, Simple Truth, Samira Wiley, Claire Wasserman


A Week In New York City On A $75,000 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Calling all entrepreneurs: We want to hear from you! If you’re a freelancer or self-employed, we’d love to feature your Money Diary. Submit here.Today: an associate manager working in live entertainment who makes $75,000 per year and spends some of her money...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Washington, New York City, Brooklyn, New York Times, Eddie Redmayne, Ikea, Reddit, Manhattan, Harry Potter, Airbnb, Starbucks, Fifth Avenue, Husband



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