The Ladies’ Guide to Living in a Man’s World

Hey ladies! This post is for you! So we all know existing in this world as a woman is difficult. From dealing with catcalling to the extremely worrying rate of sexual assault, it’s definitely not a piece of cake!! We’ve all been groped at clubs, felt a little nervous when the Uber driver started asking… Continue reading The Ladies’ Guide to Living in a Man’s World

10 Things I Learned on my 10-Week Social Media Break

Hi friends! Well, I'm on the way to Turkey! I have six flights over 51 hours to get there, and I'm currently sitting at the Stewart Airport in Newburgh, New York. I have three flights after this, and a 20-hour layover in Copenhagen, which will be cool! Just over 10 weeks ago, I was sitting… Continue reading 10 Things I Learned on my 10-Week Social Media Break

4 Reasons Self-Care When Traveling is Important + A Day Trip to Salzburg

Last week, I experienced food poisoning for the first time. It was horrid—apparently my body had a severe adverse reaction to the vegetarian chicken wrap I’d had for lunch from McDonald’s, in an effort to be budget-conscious in an expensive city like Salzburg, Austria. I did a day trip to the picturesque city from where… Continue reading 4 Reasons Self-Care When Traveling is Important + A Day Trip to Salzburg

Feminism and Prostitution: My Experiences in the Red Light District

Ahh, good ole' prostitution. The oldest profession in the world. I've been working on this article for about two weeks (sorry for the delay in posts, friends) because it's an issue I consider to be really important. The conversation I'm trying to have here goes much beyond the scope of what can be contained in… Continue reading Feminism and Prostitution: My Experiences in the Red Light District

EUROPE PART ONE (& a bit of nyc)

Hello readers!! I am writing to you from the Newark Airport in New Jersey. My flight for Barcelona departs in three hours! I have been waiting eleven months for this day, and it has finally arrives *heart eye emoji*. I realized the other day, however, that I never wrote about my Europe trip on this… Continue reading EUROPE PART ONE (& a bit of nyc)

Honoring Your Body — What’s That All About?

What does it mean to "honor your body"? Does it look like dressing modestly, being ever aware of the opposite sexes' eyes on you? After all, modest is hottest, amiright? Does it look like keeping your skin clean from unnecessary, self-indulgent piercings and tattoos? Does it mean refraining from sexual encounters until marriage? When you… Continue reading Honoring Your Body — What’s That All About?

Growth, Constants, and Uncomfortability: An Exercise in Listening to Ourselves

Preface: As I wrote this post, I was unsure where to begin. I began and rewrote and scratched out and deleted over and over again. The final post is much longer than typical posts, so stick with me to see my thoughts on these last two years of my life, some things I've learned, and where… Continue reading Growth, Constants, and Uncomfortability: An Exercise in Listening to Ourselves

The Soul Year: Confronting Expectations, Redefining Success, and Laughing in Failure’s Face

Hello everyone! It's been a hot minute. I'm intentionally taking a step back from my blog right now, to refocus my life on what's truly important and what I want this space to look like moving forward. That being said, I've been talking to other young twenty-somethings from around the world over the past few… Continue reading The Soul Year: Confronting Expectations, Redefining Success, and Laughing in Failure’s Face

Wait to Date: Why the “Date-to-Marry” Mentality Can Be Toxic

For all of high school, I subscribed to the belief that dating without the intention of marriage is pointless. Why would you waste your time with a significant other if you couldn't see yourself marrying them? Why invest time, money, emotions, resources, etc. if you didn't picture a future with them? This largely stemmed from… Continue reading Wait to Date: Why the “Date-to-Marry” Mentality Can Be Toxic

How to Adjust to Moving Back Home + Other Unexpected College Failures

How do you come to terms with the fact that what you'd been working for your whole life doesn't live up to expectations? That you aren't thriving, like everyone else seems to be? That the person you are becoming isn't who you wanted to be? This is one of those posts I've had in the making… Continue reading How to Adjust to Moving Back Home + Other Unexpected College Failures