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
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?
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
Since the 1990s, Peace Corps Volunteers around the world have been carrying out a little something called Camp GLOW: Girls Leading Our World. This year, me and my fellow volunteers carried out our second annual Camp GLOW for our region of Timor-Leste, and it was fabulous! Each country does it a little differently, but ours … More Camp GLOW: Liquica Style
Hey there! I’ve just returned from a belated honeymoon and first wedding anniversary vacation, and let me tell you… it was fabulous! There are so many reasons people are attracted to this little island, and even more reasons to come back and explore some more. Between the proud local culture, easy accessibility to both luxury … More Honeymoon in Bali
~Written by Kayla~ I came into the week with the thought of writing about being a vegan traveler or traveling minimalistically, which I will eventually write about, but the past week has contained a whirlwind of emotions and experiences that have led me to the need to write about a more sensitive and unique … More Alone & Healing in a Foreign Country: When Tragedy Spurs Growth.