I took a little break from writing on here because, let’s be honest… Life in Peace Corps is tough. I’ve been meaning to write more on mental health and taking care of yourself, but being in the deepest of ruts, I couldn’t see myself writing anything worth the read. However, I have recovered quite a … More You’re Resilient, Babe!
As we know, 2018 had its ups and downs. Tr*mp was still president, men still hollered at women on the streets, internet trolls still all-caps’ed rape victims for daring to speak against injustice. But, there were MANY things that really went well for the underdogs this year. Feminism, particularly intersectional feminism, and representation really made … More Five Faves of 2018
In 2019, I pledge to… Not Judge Myself Or Others Let’s be honest, all of us have fallen victim to this at one point in time. You see a gorgeous, successful, and happy looking person on Instagram and suddenly you feel less important. Or, you’re scrolling through Facebook and you see that person who … More Rules I’m Living By In 2019
This is a concept near and dear to my heart, first brought into my mindspace by my best friend Danielle. Getting comfortable with the uncomfortable may take many forms and its meaning may differ from person to person. To me, getting comfortable with the uncomfortable is a way we, as humans and spiritual beings, can … More Getting Comfortable with the Uncomfortable, While Traveling
I grew up playing sports. I loved them, and I was lucky enough to be good at them. But when I neared the end of High School, people started talking about gym. So I joined the gym, too. I didn’t like it at all, but I figured I had to get used to it since … More Girl, You Will Never See Me in the Gym
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