I recently came to the decision to embrace what my naturally-athletic body wants to be: a buff, badass bitch. Why did it take this long, you may ask? Well, as most girls, I’ve been conditioned to make myself as small as possible. Being tall and athletic was this “curse” on me for all of my … More Small fo’ What?
Growing up, I always had options: in elementary school, I could choose between taking karate, dance, or music lessons. In middle school, if I needed a new top for the critical first-day-of-school outfit, Target or Marshall’s was always just a 10-minute car ride away. In high school, I got to choose between a couple of … More Abundance vs. Scarcity
Well, hello! It’s May, which in the U.S. of A, means it’s Mental Health Awareness Month. As someone who is quite human, and thus, has and/or will struggle with depression at some point, I thought I’d share a nugget or two of my experiences. **Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. My nuggets of advice … More Removing the Stigma
By the time this blog post goes up, I will be at the eight month of my Peace Corps service. Soon, I will be enjoying my first vacation since being abroad (super exciting—even our own Sophie is gonna be there!). Honestly, that vacation couldn’t come soon enough. This adventure that I have been on has been amazing, … More A Guide To Mental Well-Being in the Boonies
Hey guys! You guys are in for a treat today because this is officially my first recipe post of 2018 on the blog! Yaaay, get excited! I really enjoy cooking and unfortunately, I haven’t been able to cook as much as I would have liked to over the last few months. I’ve started to get … More For The Love of Rice!
Hey, everyone! It is the dead of winter up here in Maine; I don’t remember the last time I walked to class without slipping on ice! This week I want to share an incredible book that is sure to add beauty and color to a bleak winter. It’s called The God of Small Things, written … More Book Recommendation
By: Céline Let’s be honest: vegans have gotten a bad rap. I personally have been laughing at “annoying vegan” memes since they came out— before I even knew what veganism really was. But over the years I’ve gotten bits and pieces of information that made me a lot more sensitive to the ideas. I am African- … More Interview With The “Green Queen”
Hello, friends! If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ll know that I love fashion. I remember when I was younger one of my favorite things to do was read Elle magazine and look at all the beautiful fashion ads. The other day I was feeling a little ~*eXtrA*~ bougie and decided to do … More 5 Fashion Brands for the Ethical Fashionista
Hey, everyone!! I can’t believe January is almost half over already! I’ve been keeping up with my star system to help with my New Years resolutions, and so far I’ve improved quite a bit. This week I want to return to a book review! One of my New Years resolutions is to read at … More January Book Recommendation!
Happy New Year, everyone! I hope everyone had a great holiday season! As promised, I’ll update y’all on my December self-care challenge that I introduced in my last post: being at home on break has actually made it easier to complete my daily tasks, but I’m a lot less motivated to work out since it … More Update & Happy New Year!