Cat-calling. Unfortunately, it’s a part of everyday life for most women in America and I am no different. I went to school this Halloween dressed as a cat, and I looked adorable if I do say so myself. I had on a fuzzy black sweater with black leggings, black platforms, a multicolored scarf and a … More Cat-Calling: An Empowering Experience?
Growing up, I’ve been told many different things about my ancestry. I’ve been told I have a little Native American blood, that I’m predominantly English with a little Irish, that my great great great whoever is the late President Pierce, that I have viking ancestors with the name Skullsplitter, and that one of my great … More I got my DNA tested and my travel dreams have changed.
It may be my religious upbringing, or the fact that society in general chooses women for this, but I’ve been taught since birth to give and give and never stop giving. I’ve recently had to re-evaluate certain relationships and friendships in my life, and have had to admit to myself that despite all my feminist … More Deep-Condition Your Dry-Ass Beliefs
I have been ruminating on the concept of dating oneself for quite some time. Just the other day one of my favorite YouTube channels, Vice, put out a mini documentary about a woman who married herself. I was so intrigued by her reasoning behind it; it’s a commitment to loving yourself and being responsible for … More Dating Yourself
I have this cute tendency of truly wanting to like everyone. That’s because I don’t enjoy the negativity that comes with actively disliking a person. But, hey, we’re human beings with layers of complexity– eventually, one of us is gonna rub the other the wrong way. (Perhaps rub a lot of people the wrong way.) … More The Tragedy of Simply Not Liking a Person
Hi All! I have two finals today and a presentation on Friday and then next semester I’m a senior! I will officially be done with school next May and I am excited as well as a little nervous. Excited because I’ll finally be able to devote all of my time to my career, but a little … More Senior Anxiety
You’re living under a bigger rock than I am if you haven’t heard of ‘Crazy Rich Asians.’ Fortunately and unfortunately, IT’S A CULTURAL PHENOMENON! Fortunately, because it’s an all-Asian cast. Unfortunately, because a universal story centered around people who are not white should not be such a revolution. But hey, we’re getting there with diversity! … More ‘Crazy Rich Asians:’ So Nice I Had to See it Twice
Everybodyyyyyy! My birthday is coming up in a little over a month! #libragang. This birthday more than any other has made me think a lot about aging. Believe or not, for a while I was afraid of this birthday. I was afraid to turn 23 because I thought I was getting old… (I know, I … More It’s My Birthday And I’ll Cry If I Want To
Mediocrity has become somewhat of a curse word. I get why it has a bad rap- it’s the butt of many an Instagram quote, the fire added to many an insult, and seen as where one goes when one falls short of one’s goals. Okay, I’m done talking in “ones”. But, a book I’m currently … More Embracing Mediocrity: The Creative’s Journey
In the year 2013, in humid, beautiful Cape Town, a persona was born. Feisty-Black-Feminst Céline entered the realm of Twitter, and I have to admit, she was pretty badass With each passing year she led me to smarter, sassier and feistier Twitter/Instagram accounts with infinite jewels of wisdom to impart. However, around 2015 I had … More Farewell to Feisty Twitter-Me