Guest Post: Some Thoughts From a Former Charlottesville Resident

 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 Time to Mend

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

Art, Activism, & Apathy

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

Rethinking Animal Advocacy

Like many young girls, I used to dream of being a veterinarian. Then, of course, I learned that vet school required far too much math, science, and handling blood--none of which I consider my strong suits. I later realized I wanted to be a writer, but I still love animals and often wish that our … Continue reading Rethinking Animal Advocacy

Change the World, One Step at a Time

For every tragedy or major political event, I spend hours reading the news. Headlines and Twitter threads become my bedtime story; my heart breaks for people I will never meet, and they become my prayer. And so often, that's where it ends. I whisper kind words and send happy thoughts out into the universe, and … Continue reading Change the World, One Step at a Time

March On, Sisters

This post was inspired by Samantha Chaffin's blog post about the Women's March in LA. The title is not meant to exclude the wonderful men or gender non-conforming people who attended marches, and I love each and every one of you who showed up to support the cause. November 8, 2016:  Election Day. It's finally … Continue reading March On, Sisters

Don’t Read Rita Skeeter (or, Beware of Fake News)

I am not a journalist, but I have always loved newspapers. How could I not? After all, I had learned about newspapers from one of my favorite people in the entire world: my father. Every morning, without fail, Dad would drink his cup of coffee and read the paper. He'd stop reading to give me … Continue reading Don’t Read Rita Skeeter (or, Beware of Fake News)