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
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
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
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!
Last February, Drew and I decided to take advantage of our long weekend and take a trip to Nashville. It's a relatively short drive from Atlanta, after all--why not? We had so many adventures planned: coffee shops, live music, a day at the library...little did I know that our weekend getaway would become a pivotal … Continue reading Newlyweds, Part I: Celebration!
Image from Huffington Post As an American citizen, the bulk of my education revolved around our country's history. We started at the beginning--or at least, what we were told was the beginning: Christopher Columbus discovers America. The Pilgrims come for religious freedom. Did you know they became friends with the Native Americans on Thanksgiving?! Soon … Continue reading for such a time as this
Many of you may remember my friend Ben, politics and journalism extraordinaire! He was kind enough to offer to write a guest post for my blog this week regarding the recent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Read his article below--if you have any questions, feel free to contact me. I lived in Charlottesville, Virginia … Continue reading Guest Post: Some Thoughts From a Former Charlottesville Resident
A single man in possession of a good fortune may be in want of a wife, but he may not realize that the wedding industry kind of sucks. That fortune is going to come in handy, Mr. Bingley. If you follow me on Twitter or are #blessed enough to know me IRL, you know that … Continue reading A Time to Mend
I was once told that I have emotions seeping out of every pore in my body. It doesn't take a plethora of scientific studies to prove that artists are sensitive (though many studies have). At risk of sounding incredibly cliche, I find my own sensitivity to be a blessing and a curse. If you are … Continue reading Art, Activism, & Apathy
I don't know if I feel like an adult, or if I ever really will, but I turned twenty-five the other day! That's worth celebrating, right? In honor of my twenty-fifth year, I have compiled a list of twenty-five things that I think and feel. There is no rhyme or reason to this list; … Continue reading Quarter-Life Celebration!