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i heart new york

No other place has quite pulled at my heart like New York. My love for the sprawling, impossible city started with a key chain.  Dad had just returned from a business trip; it was lucky, really, because I was still at that age where I selfishly expected gifts from my parents when they traveled without us. When … Continue reading i heart new york

Read and Resist: Tranny by Laura Jane Grace

Welcome to Read and Resist, a blog series where I review books that amplify marginalized voices and address social justice issues. This includes fiction and non-fiction books (especially #OwnVoices), so if you have any suggestions, please let me know!   If you find the title "Tranny" a little shocking, you aren't alone. Like any good LGBTQIA+ … Continue reading Read and Resist: Tranny by Laura Jane Grace

Thoughts and Prayers

I was a freshman in high school when I first considered the possibility of a school shooting. Someone had made an off-handed remark about shooting his classmates. Regardless of his intention--a failed attempt at dark humor, or maybe deeply-rooted cynicism-- it was received as it should have been: seriously, and as a threat to our … Continue reading Thoughts and Prayers

Reclaiming Valentine’s Day

For someone who proudly claims to love love, I am incredibly cynical about Valentine's Day. Once upon a time, it was a holiday of innocent, childish glee. Every year, I trekked the aisles of Target, searching for the perfect Valentine's Day cards. Spongebob or Disney princesses? Puppies or zoo animals? Chocolates or lollipops? Then, I labored … Continue reading Reclaiming Valentine’s Day

Read and Resist: Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

Welcome to Read and Resist, a blog series where I review books that amplify marginalized voices and address social justice issues. This includes fiction and non-fiction books (especially #OwnVoices), so if you have any suggestions, please let me know!  Between how outraged I always am with the patriarchy and how our nation is in the … Continue reading Read and Resist: Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

ring in the new year

We made it. We actually made it through 2017. I don't need to remind you that 2017 was an exhausting year, right? Even on a personal level, a lot happened--I mean, I got married, which is a pretty big deal. But in the wake of extreme political turmoil and anxiety, the Internet has decided that … Continue reading ring in the new year

Newlyweds, Part II: Honeymoon Adventure!

To read about our wedding ceremony, read Part I here!  It is no secret that I love all things Disney. But when I added 'Disney World' to our list of honeymoon options, I didn't think it would actually happen. Fortunately, Drew loves theme parks and roller coasters as much as I do, so he agreed to go … Continue reading Newlyweds, Part II: Honeymoon Adventure!