Introducing Our Newest Writer Naeemah!!!

A warm and exciting welcome to Naeemah, our newest writer!!

As a UPenn graduate and a social thinker, Naeemah will be sharing her unique life perspective. With an interest in creative storytelling and film, Naeemah is excited to use media as a tool for education. We look forward to her contributions!

Naeemah is a creative, dedicated thinker who is looking for the opportunity to improve the world using writing, media, and outside-the-box ideas. With a major in English and Cinema Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, she is always looking for ways to share her short stories, ideas, and film critiques with others.


Introducing Our Newest Writer – Rhymis

A hearty welcome to our newest volunteer, Rhymis! Joining us with a love for travel, adventure, and storytelling, Rhymis will be sharing her unique perspective on life. We look forward to her contributions on Minus The Box.

Rhymis is a teacher and writer and spends most of her time looking for fairy dust. She loves to read, listen to, write, and share stories that inspire, encourage, and ignite the human spirit. When she’s not reading or writing, she spends the rest of her time plotting world domination with her cat, Felix.

The Inspire To Aspire Blog Awards

Introducing a new award for outstanding bloggers. The goal of this award is to celebrate bloggers that inspire us to be our best through their posts and stories. #MTBInspire2Aspire

Note: Nominees must NOT promote hate, bigotry, violence, or prejudice of any kind. 


The rules are simple:

1. Acknowledge and thank the person that nominated you; also include a link to their blog

2. Display the award in a new post; include the award rules and answers in the same post

3. Answer the following questions about yourself:

  • What and who inspires you?
  • If you could go anywhere in the world or universe where would it be and why?
  • What is your favorite thing about this season?
  • If your life were a book or a film, what would the title be?
  • How do you define and practice wholehearted living?

4. Nominate five other bloggers (include a link to their blog) and answer the following questions about them:

  • What about the person and their blog inspires you?
  • What has been their most inspiring post to date?

5. Let the five bloggers know that you have nominated them

6. Include #MTBInspire2Aspire in your tags

7. Let me know if you have been nominated and who you have nominated – all nominees will be listed on Minus The Box


Award: 1) Medium 2) Large

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Introducing Lauren Kolozak!! The newest Minus The Box Volunteer Blogger

A sincere and warm welcome to Lauren Kolozak! Lauren is Minus The Box’s newest volunteer blogger. She will be sharing her views on a variety of topics so make sure you comeback often to read what she has written. Below is her biography. Looking forward to her contributions.

L. Kolozak is an aspiring author, Broadway star, forensic psychologist, and Lost Boy. She enjoys zombie movies, Florence + the Machine, and pretending she’s on Cupcake Wars. She recently finished her first novel and is currently procrastinating on several other manuscripts.