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Lani Renaldo
Lani Renaldo is a high school student from Los Angeles, California. When she isn't blogging, she's an advocate for social justice and global humanitarianism. She also enjoys listening as well as playing music (drums, bass, guitar, piano, and ukelele to be exact!) songwriting, singing, acting, watching musicals, and obsessively fangirling over Beyonce. She's currently working on her upcoming EP and trying to figure out she'll manage to complete high school with her terrible habit of procrastinating.

Entries by Lani Renaldo

The Rest Is Still Unwritten

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2014 | 10:08 AM

This speech was given at Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences on May 29, 2014. After struggling for weeks on end to write it, I finally came up with a universal theme that all students, parents, and teachers can take forward with them as they move onto a new chapter...

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An Open Letter to Brandy Melville

(2) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 10:58 AM

Dear Brandy,          

My name is Lani Renaldo. I'm a 18 year-old girl who enjoys fashion. While I may not be an expert in high fashion, I do know that I have enjoyed Brandy Melville's clothing and get excited each time I step into the store. After all, what girl...

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Never Irrelevant: Beyoncé Does it Again

(2) Comments | Posted December 26, 2013 | 10:55 AM

It was around nine p.m. on Thursday, December 12 when I saw my friend's Facebook Status, "BEYONCE DROPPED FULL ALBUM WITH VIDEOS ON ITUNES"

There was just no way. I hadn't heard about her releasing a new album -- nor had the press covered it. Wanting to see if...

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NYC Pride 2013

(3) Comments | Posted July 3, 2013 | 9:55 AM

From Washington D.C., to California and now New York, this week has been full of exciting and long-awaited news for the LGBT community. On Friday, a 5-4 vote of the U.S. Supreme Court overruled Prop 8 as unconstitutional, the ballot proposed in 2008 which prohibited same-sex marriage in California and...

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Coachella Recap: Highlights and Thoughts For Next Year

(3) Comments | Posted May 24, 2013 | 10:44 AM

Three days, in a desert, 90-degree-plus weather. While this sounds like complete hell to some, music lovers from all over the world make the pilgrimage to one of the biggest music festivals in all of California: Coachella. Last month, I had the pleasure of attending the festival for my second...

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