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,…

I Broke Up With Someone For Being Too Good To Me

I broke up with an ex boyfriend because he was too good to me. Now that’s not the whole truth, but that’s most of it. That’s the important part. The part that I want to get off my chest. I broke up with him because: while he was busy being good to me, and willing…

Sh*t Horror Films Have Taught Me

Don’t Talk To Strangers. Just to be safe, don’t befriend the weird kid whose parents mysteriously vanished. Also, try not to talk to creepy locals at gas stations while you’re driving into town. Don’t Go Into Towns With Weird Histories. If 50 little kids from (insert town here) were snatched from their rooms back in…

Films Every Woman Should See

Girl Interrupted (1999) A troubled Susanna finds herself trying to balance her life outside and inside a mental institution. Hidden Figures (2016) This film is about an awe inspiring african american female mathematician who worked at NASA during the Space Race. Mermaids (1990) Charlotte badly wants her unstable mother to settle down, but as tensions…

Relationship Stages As Told By Drake

  The “wyd?” Stage. The “Imma Play It Cool So You Want Me More” Stage. The “Snapchat Everyday” Stage. The “Laugh At All His Jokes” Stage. The “PDA At Parties” Stage. The “So, What Are We?” Stage. The “I’m So Into You” Stage. The “Nothin’ Can Stop Us” Stage. The “That’s My Girl” Stage. The…

How I Discovered the Meaning of Life

It’s been three months since I last wrote a blog post. Weird. I guess life really has a way of, well, getting in the way. But tonight I’ve chosen to write. Because as much as I owe it to the people who have followed my story, I also owe it to myself – to take…

I Need To Travel So Badly That It Hurts

My whole life leading up to this past summer (when I received the opportunity to intern in Madrid, Spain) I felt that something was missing. I had received glimpses of that “something” when travelling to Florida as a child… a tiny bit. And then I found it a little more in Mexico…when I toured the…

Every Toy I Wanted As A Girl Born In the 90s

I was born in the 90’s and had the privilege of growing up in the early 2000’s. The 2000’s, I later learned, (in a children’s ad course in University), was the peak of children’s toy advertising. In these key years of my development, children’s toy-makers began developing captivating commercials – that would target kids when they…

Real Sh*t To Promise Yourself In 2017

So let’s be real… I’m tired of false promises and fake resolutions (where I tell myself I’m going to go to the gym 4 times a week and stop eating cheese). Instead, I’d like to offer up some very realistic “self-promise” ideas that will help enrich our twenty-seven-teens. Note: No, you don’t need to promise…