I am Beautiful

Telling myself that "I am beautiful" has always been a struggle for me. When I was younger, my grandfather would always comment about my weight or something towards my outward appearance. He wasn't the only one. For years I was teased by cousins about how I spoke. Older kids would do the same. I was…

Weekend Seeker’s Guide: January 26-29th

This haute list just got a new name.  *Drum roll please *  Welcome to the official Weekend Seeker's Guide! New title for unseen and unique things to do in the city of Chicago. This weekend is full of wellness, collaboration, and community. Events across the city allow you to end the month on an enriching…

Girls in the Game: The Definition of True Grit

Girls from Chicago are different. I know a few. I call them my friends. They are tough, resilient, loyal, unapologetic, bold, and strong. They are the definition of Grit, Merriam-Webster defines it as "firmness of mind or spirit: unyielding courage in the face of hardship or danger." And when it comes to a tough city like…

Soulful Charm at Currency Exchange Café in Washington Park

Tucked away west of Washington Park and the Garfield green line lies a hidden gem known as Currency Exchange Café. The Southside café is the brainchild of the contemporary and influential artist Theaster Gates. It not only features various teas and coffee but eclectic food options inspired by a little bit of Southern, Mexican, and…

Haute List: January 5th-8th

It's the first weekend of 2017. You've had the whole holidays to catch up on Netflix. Get out and get moving with this #haute list that will keep your mind, body, and spirit moving all year long. Start off the first weekend of the new year in the right way with one of these major…