The Reason I’m Empowered Is Also The Reason I’m Depressed

I’m struggling. Yes, I do feel empowered and inspired each time I hear that another brave woman has come forward to share her story of abuse, assault, or harassment. However, I can’t help but to also feel sad. To feel angry. To feel hurt. To feel scared. To feel hopeless. To feel confused. To feel…

The Lesson We Can All Learn From Aziz Ansari’s Sexual Assault Accuser

Trigger warning: Sexual assault  My first draft of this article was titled, “If Aziz Ansari Sexually Assaulted Grace, Most of the Men I’ve Dated Have Sexually Assaulted Me Too” Kind of brutal, right? I then changed the title to something a bit softer, “Aziz Ansari & the Advent of Sexual Assault”. That’s a bit less…

My Attraction to Ambition

When someone asks me what I look for in a man, I’ll typically spell out the obvious answers: That I hope he’s smart, attractive, funny, kind, family-oriented, loyal, trustworthy, and has a bit of an edge that keeps me excited and “on my toes”. However, the older I’ve gotten, and the more mature I’ve become,…