Saturday, December 29, 2018

5 Reasons Why You Should Watch Second Act with J.Lo and Leah Remini



1. Adorable.

2. I want a BFF like Leah Remini, on-screen and off-screen. Jennifer Lopez is lucky to have her.

3. Treat Williams needs to hire me to sell face cream.

4. Did Treat and Milo Ventimiglia reminiscence about The WB during down time on the set?

5. Vanessa Hudgens and J.Lo on the screen loving each other. ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

Bonus! 6. The movie is being panned on Rotten Tomatoes, probably because it's about lady business, like

- Corporate espionage

- Baseball championships

- Surviving foster care

- Homelessness

- Old school rap

- Identity fraud

- Seasonal depression

- Nepotism

- The perceived value of higher education

and

- Rowing crew?

Nothing says, Ew, girl stuff, like yelling at muscular men while they paddle a boat. ๐Ÿ›ถ


Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Mahlena's 25 Days of Christmas.๐ŸŽ„ Bonus! Day #26.

When Blair returns home to their town of Baltimore, Maryland, this intuitive bartender can’t help but run into Cameron, a chef who builds birdhouses in their spare time.

Will they resolve their differences and fall in love before the ravens fly south for the winter?

Probably.

This holiday season, watch “I Want to Know (what Boxing Day is)”, starring Ruby Rose and Katherine Moennig, with Lou Diamond Phillips as Rick. ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿพ


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Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Mahlena's 25 Days of Christmas.๐ŸŽ„ Day #25.

When Vincent returns home to his town of Vancouver, this easygoing veterinarian who loves pumpkin pie can’t help but run into Wallace, a web developer who grows roses in his spare time and prefers sweet potato pie.

Will they resolve their dessert differences and fall in love in Wallace's greenhouse before the petals fall?

I hope so.

This holiday season, watch “Someone Make this Movie Happen. Please.”, starring Simu Liu and Alexander Hodge. ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿพ


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Monday, December 24, 2018

Mahlena's 25 Days of Christmas.๐ŸŽ„ Day #24.

When Yancy returns home to his town of Yuma, Arizona, this vulnerable EMT can’t help running into Zan, a zoologist who collects thimbles in his spare time.

Will they resolve their differences and fall in love before the zebras break free?

Probably.

This holiday season, watch “I Believe in Christmas Miracles”, starring Vincent Rodriguez III and David Hull, with Kim Coles as Ms. Claus. ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿพ


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Sunday, December 23, 2018

Mahlena's 25 Days of Christmas.๐ŸŽ„ Day #23.

When Xiomara returns home to her town of Xanadu, this big city detective can’t help running into Yael, a yoga instructor who competes in roller skating contests in his spare time.

Will they resolve their differences and fall in love before real estate developers shut the rink down?

Probably.

This holiday season, watch “A Frosty Christmas”, starring MJ Rodriguez and Winston Duke. ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿพ


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Saturday, December 22, 2018

Mahlena's 25 Days of Christmas.๐ŸŽ„ Day #22.

When Barnaby returns home to his town of Billings, Montana, this fruitful blacksmith can’t help running into Charity, a choreographer who rescues Pomeranians in her spare time.

Will they resolve their differences and fall in love before a real estate developer bulldozes the county’s last mall?

Probably.

This holiday season, watch “Christmas Wish for Barnaby”, starring Stephen Bishop and Laurieann Gibson. ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿพ


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Friday, December 21, 2018

Mahlena's 25 Days of Christmas.๐ŸŽ„ Day #21.

When Ursula returns home to Uxbridge, Massachusetts, this tightly-wound urologist can’t help but run into Valerie, a visionary elementary school principal who composes country songs in her spare time.

Will they resolve their differences at the only queer bar in town and fall in love before last call?

Probably. This holiday season, watch “Santa’s Sack,” starring Gabrielle Ruiz and Lauren London. ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿพ


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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Mahlena's 25 Days of Christmas.๐ŸŽ„ Day #20.

When Theo returns home to Tacoma, Washington, this tattoo artist can’t help but run into Uma, a submarine captain who rides dirt bikes in her spare time.

Will they resolve their differences and fall in love before the snow floods the bike park?

Probably.

This holiday season, watch "Feliz Navidad, Cascabeles" starring Anthony Ramos and Dascha Polanco. ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿพ


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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Mahlena's 25 Days of Christmas.๐ŸŽ„ Day #19.

When Sydney returns home to San Diego, this neurosurgeon butts heads with her little sister, Tiana, a tour guide who rows crew in her spare time.

Will they resolve their differences and save their neighborhood rec center before the real estate developers tear it down?

Probably.

This holiday season, watch “Look Out, Santa”, starring Reagan Gomez and Indya Moore. ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿพ


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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Mahlena's 25 Days of Christmas.๐ŸŽ„ Day #18.

When Rudolph returns home to his town of Raleigh, North Carolina, this enterprising park ranger can’t help but run into Sabrina, a scientist who repairs abandoned homes in her spare time.

Will they resolve their differences and fall in love before the middle school’s holiday pageant?

Probably.

This holiday season, watch “Sleigh All Day”, starring Laz Alonso and Erica Ash. ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿพ


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Monday, December 17, 2018

Mahlena's 25 Days of Christmas.๐ŸŽ„ Day #17.

When Quincy returns home to Queens, New York, this quirky televangelist can’t help running into Rance, a rodeo clown who weaves tangled webs in his spare time.

Will they resolve their differences and fall in love before Rance gets bucked off another bronco?

Probably.

This holiday season, watch “One More Sleep for Santa”, starring LeToya Luckett and Lewis Tan, with Amy Hill as Sophia. ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿพ


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Sunday, December 16, 2018

Mahlena's 25 Days of Christmas.๐ŸŽ„ Day #16.

When Prentice returns home to his town of Palo City, California, this disillusioned pharmacist can’t help running into Qiana, a baby whisperer who plays cricket in her spare time.

Will they resolve their differences and fall in love before Qiana has to stand on the pitch for her match?

Probably.

This holiday season, watch “Home for a Merry Christmas”, starring Taye Diggs and Michael Michele. ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿพ


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Saturday, December 15, 2018

NOA SHOPS AROUND



Saturday, January 17, 2015


After placing the milk in the cart, Noa perused the list for the next item.

She watched Morrow check each of their nine-month-olds’ diapers and confirm neither twin needed to be changed.

On the endcap of a nearby aisle, Noa spotted a display of the cereal written on her list. She pushed the cart toward the boxed, which were blocked by two individuals with their backs toward her.

Before she could request a clearer path, one of the shoppers turned around.

He and Noa stared at each other, stunned.

Neither spoke, both fearing their spouses would recognize their true relationship.




FIN

Mahlena's 25 Days of Christmas.๐ŸŽ„ Day #15.

When Opal returns home to Orlando, Florida, this jovial optometrist can’t help but run into Pierre, a pianist who grows yams in his spare time.

Will they resolve their differences and fall in love before the alligators take over the garden?

Probably.

This holiday season, watch “Happy Christmas (is Over)”, starring Jackรฉe Harry, Ernie Hudson, and Kym Whitley. ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿพ


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Friday, December 14, 2018

Mahlena's 25 Days of Christmas.๐ŸŽ„ Day #14.

When Nanceford returns home to Nassau, Bahamas, this nuclear physicist can’t help running into Ollie, an oceanographer who windsurfs in her spare time.

Will they resolve their differences and fall in love before the tide rolls in?

Probably.

This holiday season, watch “Our Christmas Waltz”, starring Romeo Miller, Jennifer Freeman, and Esai Morales as Uncle Jack. ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿพ


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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Mahlena's 25 Days of Christmas.๐ŸŽ„ Day #13.

When Minnie returns to her hometown of Mustang, Oklahoma, this carefree mathematician can’t help running into Norris, a nanny who collects hockey memorabilia in his spare time.

Will they resolve their differences and fall in love before the Stanley Cup comes to town?

Probably.

This holiday season, watch “Last Christmas with You, Boo”, starring Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Pooch Hall. ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿพ


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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Mahlena's 25 Days of Christmas.๐ŸŽ„ Day #12.

When Lando returns home to Laredo, Texas, this landscape architect can’t help running into Moon, a meteorologist who handcarves furniture in her spare time.

Will they resolve their differences and fall in love before the circus comes to town?

Probably.

This holiday season, watch “Winter Wonderland in Laredo“, starring Anthony Mackie and Christina Vidal. ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿพ


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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Mahlena's 25 Days of Christmas.๐ŸŽ„ Day #11.

When Kelendria returns home to her town of Kansas City, Missouri, this kickball coach can’t help but run into Lisbeth, an astronaut whose mission to Mars launches on Boxing Day.

Will they resolve their differences and fall in love before Christmas ends at midnight?

Probably.

This holiday season, watch “Space Cowboy Christmas”, starring Tatyana M. Ali and Brenda Song. ๐Ÿš€ ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿพ


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Monday, December 10, 2018

Mahlena's 25 Days of Christmas.๐ŸŽ„ Day #10.

When Jamal returns home to his town of Jackson, Mississippi, this restless jetsetter can’t help running into Kimberly, a kitchen designer who struggles to keep her teenage niece out of trouble. 

Will Kimberly and Jamal resolve their differences and fall in love before the high school's Winter Ball?

Probably.

This holiday season, watch “Hoping for Snow this Christmas”, starring Rick Fox, Wendy Raquel Robinson, and Marsai Martin. ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿพ


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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Mahlena's 25 Days of Christmas.๐ŸŽ„ Day #9.

When Ivy returns to her hometown of Isla Nublar, this image consultant can’t help but run into Junie, a journalist who is writing an exposรฉ on an amusement park gone wrong.

Will they resolve their differences and fall in love before the raptors arrive?

Probably.

This holiday season, watch “White Winter, Black Christmas”, starring Jenna von Oy and Alfonso Ribeiro. ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿพ


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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Mahlena's 25 Days of Christmas.๐ŸŽ„ Day #8.

When Harrison returns home to his town of Hackensack, New Jersey, this helicopter pilot can’t help but run into Irina, an investment analyst who builds smartphone apps in her spare time.

Will they resolve their differences and fall in love before their DVRs fill up?

Probably.

This holiday season, watch “Peace and Love and Mistletoe”, starring Jason Weaver and Eva Marcille. ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿพ


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Friday, December 7, 2018

Mahlena's 25 Days of Christmas.๐ŸŽ„ Day #7.

When Greer returns to her hometown of Grand Forks, North Dakota, this gym teacher can’t help but run into Henry, a haberdasher who bakes pies in his spare time.

Will they resolve their differences and fall in love before the egg timer goes off?

Probably.

This holiday season, watch “All My Bells are Ring-a-ding-dinging”, starring Christina Milian and Hosea Chanchez. ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿพ


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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Mahlena's 25 Days of Christmas.๐ŸŽ„ Day #6.

When Friedrich returns home to his town of Fairbanks, Alaska, this sanguine firefighter can’t help running into Gerard, a graphic designer who performs spoken word poetry in his spare time.

Will they resolve their differences and fall in love before an ice storm freezes their neighborhood?

Probably.

This holiday season, watch “Santa will Find You, so Stop Hiding”, starring Sam Richardson and William Jackson Harper. Special appearance by Vanessa L. Williams as the Diva who Stole Christmas. ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿพ


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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Mahlena's 25 Days of Christmas.๐ŸŽ„ Day #5.

When EmmaLynn returns home to her town of Evanston, Illinois, this nostalgic economist can’t help but run into Finnick, a fundraising director who practices archery in his spare time.

Will they resolve their differences and fall in love before the snowplow reaches their street?

Probably.

This holiday season, watch “String your Lights around my Tree”, starring Erika Alexander and Terrence C. Carson. ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿพ


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SUNSHINE AND BAY AND DOUBT

Sleeping together?

"This would be easier if we were sleeping together."




[Mahlena wrote this short story! Please leave a comment! ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿพ]


“Do you even have a daughter?”



Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Mahlena's 25 Days of Christmas.๐ŸŽ„ Day #4.

When Darnell returns to his town of Detroit, this driving instructor can’t help running into Ekaterina, a electrician who teaches figure skating to toddlers in her spare time.

Will they resolve their differences and fall in love before the zamboni resurfaces the hockey rink?

Probably.

This holiday season, watch “Darnell’s Silver Bells”, starring Flex Alexander and Jill Marie Jones. ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿพ


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Monday, December 3, 2018

Mahlena's 25 Days of Christmas.๐ŸŽ„ Day #3.

When Chloe returns to her hometown of Carson City, Nevada, this melancholy confectioner can’t help but run into Dino, a dentist who solves shoplifting mysteries in his spare time.

Will they resolve their differences and fall in love before the tumbleweeds roll in?

Probably.

This holiday season, watch “L-O-V-E Spells Christmas”, starring Ali Landry and Jay Hernandez. ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿพ


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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Mahlena's 25 Days of Christmas.๐ŸŽ„ Day #2.

When Zachary returns home to his town of Zanzibar, this elfin inventor can’t help but run into Amanda, a air traffic controller who carves cheese sculptures in her spare time.

Will they resolve their differences and fall in love before the mayonnaise boutique goes out of business?

Probably.

This holiday season, watch “Merry Festival of Lights”, starring Ben Feldman and Abbi Jacobson.๐Ÿ•ฏ️๐Ÿ•ฏ️๐Ÿ•ฏ️๐Ÿ•ฏ️๐Ÿ•ฏ️๐Ÿ•ฏ️๐Ÿ•ฏ️๐Ÿ•ฏ️๐Ÿ•ฏ️


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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Mahlena's 25 Days of Christmas.๐ŸŽ„ Day #1.

When Angela returns to her hometown of Albany, New York, this zany accountant can’t help running into Bryce, a baker who volunteers with elderly veterans in his spare time.

Will they resolve their trivial differences and fall in love before the tree lighting ceremony?

Probably.

This holiday season, watch “Tinsel and Twinkles”, starring Keshia Knight Pulliam and Marques Houston. ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿพ


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Thursday, November 15, 2018

CAPPIE AND NINA


“Saxby accused me of not wanting to raise my granddaughter 
because I was ashamed of my Blackness.”




[Mahlena wrote this drabble (i.e. 100-word short story)! Tell a Friend.๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿพ]



“Do you have any… Black friends?”

“Besides you?”



Wednesday, November 7, 2018

SUNSHINE AND BAY AND CHILL


"Why am I crying?"
"Feelings don't live in bubbles. They're interconnected in our subconscious."




[Mahlena wrote this short story! Please leave a comment! ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿพ]


“Can I ask you a personal question?”

“Yes, but just one.”



Monday, October 15, 2018

THATCHER AND JOSH


“I was never pregnant.




[Mahlena wrote this drabble (i.e. 100-word short story). Tell a Friend! ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿพ]



“It's only been a few years.”

“Too long. We used to see each other every day.”



Monday, October 8, 2018

NOA, SASHA, ANTONIO, MORROW, AND THANKS



“My yams are covered with marshmallows. 
Are you?”



[Mahlena wrote this short story! Tell a Friend! ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿพ]



You’re thankful for your yams?” Noa squinted at Antonio, who was arranging dishes in the villa’s kitchen.



Wednesday, October 3, 2018

SUNSHINE MEETS BAY


"Tell me how this works."
"It's like dating. Sometime new friends know exactly what they want."
"'New friends'? Is that what you call your clients?"




[Mahlena wrote this short story. Tell a Friend. ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿพ]


“You look exactly like your picture. That never happens. Not that I've done this before. Any of this.”



Saturday, September 15, 2018

THATCHER, SAWYER, SPACE AND TIME


“But I want you. I married you!




[Mahlena wrote this drabble (i.e. 100-word short story)! Please leave a comment! ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿพ]



“Tell me what you heard me say.”

“He wanted you. You liked him. You felt powerful.”



Tuesday, September 11, 2018

This Genius: Tananarive Due

This Genius. ๐Ÿ˜




Each week, For Nerdy Girls features an influencer, a thought leader, a trailblazer. This Genius inspires other colorful women around the world through innovation in communication. These are women working in television, film, podcasting, publishing, and other forms of media who should be celebrated on a global level. So we'll start by talking about these changemakers right here.

By we I mean me. That's me in the video below talking about who this week's Genius is and why I would like to have a coffee chat with them.

Let's watch. ๐Ÿ‘€






Who is this genius? 

Tananarive Due


What does she do?

Tananarive is an author, professor, and screenwriter.


Where can we find her?

TananariveDue.com



If you would like to nominate a media innovator for This Genius, please let us know in the comments, or email us at ForNerdyGirls [at] gmail [dot] com.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

"WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS?!" 10 Celebrities who inspired Mahlena's Short Stories

Laith is super cute, y'all.
Number 9!
(facebook.com/laithashley)


I have many things to say! ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿพ

Also, keep scrolling for the gifs!





Mahlena explains:


๐Ÿ“ 1. How she writes 1 story every day. EVERY DAY!

๐Ÿ“ 2. What's a drabble?

๐Ÿ“ 3. Mahlena's Patreon! How YOU can read even more Romantic Comedy stories for Clever Ladies who enjoy Multicultural love interests.

Let's watch. ๐Ÿ‘€

ALSO...

Want to see the 10 celebrities inspiring these Romantic Comedy short stories on ForNerdyGirls.com? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

The Number 1 Celebrity who has inspired Mahlena on the visual list is...


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

SASHA AND MORROW



"We're strangers. Essentially. We can say whatever we want 
to each other, and it doesn't matter. In a good way."


[Mahlena wrote this short story. Tell a Friend!๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿพ]


“The Hamptons.”

“In New York?”

“Not the place. My family. Although we have summered in Sag Harbor.”

Under the shade of a palm tree, Sasha handed Morrow a hair elastic.

He wrapped the yellow band around the fuzzy end of the French braid that he had just plaited on the side of her head. Then he picked up the wide tooth comb from their picnic blanket and detangle her pouf of 4B natural hair before staring on the other braid.

“Old Black money from the DMV. DC, Maryland, and Virginia,” Sasha explained. “Doctors, lawyers, politicians. Only respectable professions encouraged. No sports or entertainment allowed to sully the brand.”


Tuesday, August 28, 2018

This Genius: Constance Wu

This Genius. ๐Ÿ˜




Each week, For Nerdy Girls features an influencer, a thought leader, a trailblazer. This Genius inspires other colorful women around the world through innovation in communication. These are women working in television, film, podcasting, publishing, and other forms of media who should be celebrated on a global level. So we'll start by talking about these changemakers right here.

By we I mean me. That's me in the video below talking about who this week's Genius is and why I would like to have a coffee chat with them.

Let's watch. ๐Ÿ‘€






Who is this genius? 

Constance Wu


What does she do?

Constance is an actor.


Where can we find her?

instagram.com/constancewu



If you would like to nominate a media innovator for This Genius, please let us know in the comments, or email us at ForNerdyGirls [at] gmail [dot] com.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

This Genius: Nicaila Matthews Okome

This Genius. ๐Ÿ˜




Each week, For Nerdy Girls features an influencer, a thought leader, a trailblazer. This Genius inspires other colorful women around the world through innovation in communication. These are women working in television, film, podcasting, publishing, and other forms of media who should be celebrated on a global level. So we'll start by talking about these changemakers right here.

By we I mean me. That's me in the video below talking about who this week's Genius is and why I would like to have a coffee chat with them.

Let's watch. ๐Ÿ‘€






Who is this genius? 

Nicaila Matthews Okome


What does she do?

Nicaila hosts Side Hustle Pro, "the first and only podcast to spotlight bold, black women entrepreneurs who have scaled from side hustle to profitable business." She also is the Founder of Side Hustle Pro, LLC, "a podcasting and marketing agency that shines a light on untold narratives."


Where can we find her?

NicailaMatthews.com



If you would like to nominate a media innovator for This Genius, please let us know in the comments, or email us at ForNerdyGirls [at] gmail [dot] com.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

THATCHER AND BRAM


“Is that really what women want to hear?




[Mahlena wrote this drabble (i.e. 100-word short story)! Tell a Friend. ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿพ]



“Once again.”

“‘You’re the only person I want to spend forever with.’ ‘I’m so lucky you’re in my life.’”



Tuesday, August 14, 2018

This Genius: Yesha Callahan

This Genius. ๐Ÿ˜




Each week, For Nerdy Girls features an influencer, a thought leader, a trailblazer. This Genius inspires other colorful women around the world through innovation in communication. These are women working in television, film, podcasting, publishing, and other forms of media who should be celebrated on a global level. So we'll start by talking about these changemakers right here.

By we I mean me. That's me in the video below talking about who this week's Genius is and why I would like to have a coffee chat with them.

Let's watch. ๐Ÿ‘€






Who is this genius? 

Yesha (pronounced EYE-EE-SHA) Callahan


What does she do?

Yesha is a culture critic, TV writer, and the Deputy Managing Editor of The Root.


Where can we find her?

YeshaCallahan.com


If you would like to nominate a media innovator for This Genius, please let us know in the comments, or email us at ForNerdyGirls [at] gmail [dot] com.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

This Genius: April Reign

This Genius. ๐Ÿ˜




Each week, For Nerdy Girls features an influencer, a thought leader, a trailblazer. This Genius inspires other colorful women around the world through innovation in communication. These are women working in television, film, podcasting, publishing, and other forms of media who should be celebrated on a global level. So we'll start by talking about these changemakers right here.

By we I mean me. That's me in the video below talking about who this week's Genius is and why I would like to have a coffee chat with them.

Let's watch. ๐Ÿ‘€






Who is this genius? 

April Reign


What does she do?

A former lawyer, April is now a writer, the Senior Director of Marketing for Fractured Atlas, and the Creator of the viral hashtag #OscarsSoWhite.


Where can we find her?

ReignOfApril.com


If you would like to nominate a media innovator for This Genius, please let us know in the comments, or email us at ForNerdyGirls [at] gmail [dot] com.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

SASHA, MORROW, E JANTAR PARA ADULTOS


“Vocรช nรฃo estรก animado para a sua liberdade?”




[Mahlena escreveu este drabble (ou seja, conto de 100 palavras)! 
En portuguรฉs!
Por favor, deixe um comentรกrio!๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿพ]



“Cinco anos amanhรฃ, Morrow.”



Wednesday, August 1, 2018

NOA AND MORROW


“I don’t care what he does,” she said to Morrow. “Do you?”
Morrow looked back at Antonio, then at Noa, then said to himself, “No, I don’t.”


[Mahlena wrote this short story! Tell a Friend. ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿพ]



“Why do I feel like I’m cheating on you?”


Tuesday, July 31, 2018

This Genius: Amber Ruffin

This Genius. ๐Ÿ˜




Each week, For Nerdy Girls features an influencer, a thought leader, a trailblazer. This Genius inspires other colorful women around the world through innovation in communication. These are women working in television, film, podcasting, publishing, and other forms of media who should be celebrated on a global level. So we'll start by talking about these changemakers right here.

By we I mean me. That's me in the video below talking about who this week's Genius is and why I would like to have a coffee chat with them.

Let's watch. ๐Ÿ‘€






Who is this genius? 

Amber Ruffin


What does she do?

Amber is an actor, comedian, and writer.

Also, Amber is the first black woman to write for a late-night talk show on network television (Late Night With Seth Meyers).


Where can we find her?

twitter.com/ambermruffin


If you would like to nominate a media innovator for This Genius, please let us know in the comments, or email us at ForNerdyGirls [at] gmail [dot] com.

Monday, July 30, 2018

ANYA Y MARK-LOUIS


Siempre quise ser mi hermano mayor, el cerdo premiado. Todavรญa quiero.”




[¡Mahlena escribiรณ esta breve historia! Por favor deja un comentario. ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿพ]



“Tรญo Guapo.”

“¿Eso es lo que tus amigas me llaman?”



Sunday, July 29, 2018

WELLINGTON ET OLIVER


"Il n'est pas mon petit ami."
"Est-ce que Oliver le sait?"




[Mahlena a รฉcrit cette courte histoire! S'il vous plaรฎt dites ร  une amie. ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿพ]



“Une autre annรฉe, un autre anniversaire.”

“Est-ce une mauvaise chose?”



Tuesday, July 24, 2018

This Genius: Aparna Nancherla

This Genius. ๐Ÿ˜




Each week, For Nerdy Girls features an influencer, a thought leader, a trailblazer. This Genius inspires other colorful women around the world through innovation in communication. These are women working in television, film, podcasting, publishing, and other forms of media who should be celebrated on a global level. So we'll start by talking about these changemakers right here.

By we I mean me. That's me in the video below talking about who this week's Genius is and why I would like to have a coffee chat with them.

Let's watch. ๐Ÿ‘€






Who is this genius? 

Aparna Nancherla


What does she do?

Aparna is an actor, comedian, and writer.


Where can we find her?

AparnaComedy.com


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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

This Genius: Jada Pinkett Smith

This Genius. ๐Ÿ˜




Each week, For Nerdy Girls features an influencer, a thought leader, a trailblazer. This Genius inspires other colorful women around the world through innovation in communication. These are women working in television, film, podcasting, publishing, and other forms of media who should be celebrated on a global level. So we'll start by talking about these changemakers right here.

By we I mean me. That's me in the video below talking about who this week's Genius is and why I would like to have a coffee chat with them.

Let's watch. ๐Ÿ‘€






Who is this genius? 

Jada Pinkett Smith


What does she do?

Jada is an actor, musical artist, and producer.


Where can we find her?

facebook.com/redtabletalk


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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

This Genius: Tiffany Haddish

This Genius. ๐Ÿ˜




Each week, For Nerdy Girls features an influencer, a thought leader, a trailblazer. This Genius inspires other colorful women around the world through innovation in communication. These are women working in television, film, podcasting, publishing, and other forms of media who should be celebrated on a global level. So we'll start by talking about these changemakers right here.

By we I mean me. That's me in the video below talking about who this week's Genius is and why I would like to have a coffee chat with them.

Let's watch. ๐Ÿ‘€






Who is this genius? 

Tiffany Haddish


What does she do?

Tiffany is an actor, comedian, and writer.


Where can we find her?

instagram.com/tiffanyhaddish


If you would like to nominate a media innovator for This Genius, please let us know in the comments, or email us at ForNerdyGirls [at] gmail [dot] com.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

NOA AND ANTONIO

My heart is inside my body.

"Wherever we are, that's where my heart is."


[Mahlena wrote this short story. Share with a friend. ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿพ]



“He went home with a stomach ache.”

“Was it something he ate?”

“You tell me. He went to lunch with you today, Morrow.”

“We had deep dish pizza. My stomach’s okay, but Antonio did go heavy on the crushed pepper flakes.”

“Those always send me to the loo.”


Tuesday, July 3, 2018

This Genius: Ali Wong

This Genius. ๐Ÿ˜




Each week, For Nerdy Girls features an influencer, a thought leader, a trailblazer. This Genius inspires other colorful women around the world through innovation in communication. These are women working in television, film, podcasting, publishing, and other forms of media who should be celebrated on a global level. So we'll start by talking about these changemakers right here.

By we I mean me. That's me in the video below talking about who this week's Genius is and why I would like to have a coffee chat with them.

Let's watch. ๐Ÿ‘€





Who is this genius? 

Ali Wong


What does she do?

Ali is a actor, comedian, and writer.


Where can we find her?

AliWong.com


If you would like to nominate a media innovator for This Genius, please let us know in the comments, or email us at ForNerdyGirls [at] gmail [dot] com.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

This Genius: Margaret Cho

This Genius. ๐Ÿ˜




Each week, For Nerdy Girls features an influencer, a thought leader, a trailblazer. This Genius inspires other colorful women around the world through innovation in communication. These are women working in television, film, podcasting, publishing, and other forms of media who should be celebrated on a global level. So we'll start by talking about these changemakers right here.

By we I mean me. That's me in the video below talking about who this week's Genius is and why I would like to have a coffee chat with them.

Let's watch. ๐Ÿ‘€






Who is this genius? 

Margaret Cho


What does she do?

Margaret is an actor, comedian, composer, and producer.


Where can we find her?

MargaretCho.com


If you would like to nominate a media innovator for This Genius, please let us know in the comments, or email us at ForNerdyGirls [at] gmail [dot] com.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

"Humor: Some"

๐Ÿ˜ This is the best description of my work!

My 4th book, Love at a Luau ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒบ, has a video review, produced by Lisa of Unlimited Book reviews.

Let's watch. ๐Ÿ‘€




Other quotes from Lisa:

"I did find her a bit hard to love."

"She seemed a little dingy."

"Sometimes it's hard to keep up."

Yes! That's me! ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿพ

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

This Genius: Cristela Alonzo

This Genius. ๐Ÿ˜




Each week, For Nerdy Girls features an influencer, a thought leader, a trailblazer. This Genius inspires other colorful women around the world through innovation in communication. These are women working in television, film, podcasting, publishing, and other forms of media who should be celebrated on a global level. So we'll start by talking about these changemakers right here.

By we I mean me. That's me in the video below talking about who this week's Genius is and why I would like to have a coffee chat with them.

Let's watch. ๐Ÿ‘€






Who is this genius? 

Cristela Alonzo


What does she do?

Cristela is an actor, comedian, producer, and podcaster.


Where can we find her?

CristelaAlonzo.com


If you would like to nominate a media innovator for This Genius, please let us know in the comments, or email us at ForNerdyGirls [at] gmail [dot] com.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

NOA AND SASHA

good, better, best friends

"We were better friends before… Before I found out 
you were having an affair with my husband. 
I’m saying it out loud, and I’m hearing what the problem might be."




[Mahlena wrote this short story. Tell a Friend! ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿพ]



“You and I. We’re not friends.”

“We’re not?”


"WHICH ONE DO I CHOOSE? I CAN'T DECIDE!"




You can have ALL OF THE THINGS.

Mahlena explains why Professional, Creative women (like YOU!) don't need to select either/or. You can have both/and.

๐Ÿ’ฅ 1. What do you want?

๐Ÿ’ฅ 2. Why do you want it?

๐Ÿ’ฅ 3. Do it.

Let's watch. ๐Ÿ‘€

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

"BIZ BESTIE? WHAT'S A BIZ BESTIE?"




Mahlena explains how and why to Make Friends in Business. Yes, networking is important, esp. for Awkward Introverts.

๐Ÿค— 1. Know who you are.

๐Ÿค— 2. Say hello to a friend or to a stranger.

๐Ÿค— 3. Keep it moving.

Let's watch. ๐Ÿ‘€

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Saturday, June 2, 2018

"I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY!"





Mahlena explains How to Interact with other Human Beings, and what other people want to know about YOU!๐Ÿค—

๐Ÿ’ฅ 1. Hello.

๐Ÿ’ฅ 2. How did you hear about this group/event/conference?

๐Ÿ’ฅ 3. What are you working on this year?

Let's watch. ๐Ÿ‘€

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

"GET THAT FRIENDS MONEY!" Even if your Friends get Mad.




Mahlena explains how changing your life will change the people in your life.

๐Ÿ’ฅ 1. Secrets of Six-Figure Women, by Barbara Stanny, now Barbara Huson, her third name!

๐Ÿ’ฅ 2. Change is hard.

๐Ÿ’ฅ 3. What do you want to do with your life?

Let's watch.๐Ÿ‘€

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

YES, I AM an AWKWARD INTROVERT!




10 Things I'd rather be doing than Facebook Live videos.

๐Ÿ’ฅ 1. Nap.

๐Ÿ’ฅ 2-10. See #1.

Let's watch. ๐Ÿ‘€

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

"YOU HAVE AN MBA?!" Yes, I forget sometimes.






Mahlena explains how she underestimates her power and influence, due to her overeducation and underemployment.

๐ŸŽ“ 1. Why I relate to Top Gun. (I'm a Maverick/Pete Mitchell.)

๐ŸŽ“ 2. Mother's Day: celebrate a Mother in your life.

๐ŸŽ“ 3. What have you forgotten?

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Saturday, May 26, 2018

YOU'RE A BRAND. SHE'S A BRAND. I'M A ROBOT. I mean, A BRAND.



Mahlena explains PERSONAL BRANDING and why developing the brand of you is important for Women Entrepreneurs and Career Changers.๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿพ

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

CRAMPS! Yes, the PMS kind.





Mahlena explains how sharing your pain can bring you closer to Your People.

❣️ 1. If something matters to you, it's important.

❣️ 2. The Specific is Universal.

❣️ 3. Your People will choose to understand.

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"BECAUSE OF RACISM?" Why I wrote my 4th book, Love at a Luau.




Love at a Luau is available NOW on Amazon Kindle!

Mahlena explains how centuries of whitewashing of Asian and Pacific Islander actors in media inspired her to write her latest book.

And now she's writing another book (called But You Have No Idea, about infidelity, betrayal, and polyamory) with MORE characters of Asian and Pacific Islander descent.

Also Black.

Other colors and ethnicities too.

Diversity!๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿพ

Let's watch.๐Ÿ‘€

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