I Need To Talk About 13 Reasons Why

As soon as I finished episode one, I knew I was going to have to write about 13 Reasons Why. Actually, as soon as I heard about the show, I knew I was going to have to write about it. “Have to?” – You might be asking. “No, Kellie, you don’t have to. No one…

13 Life Lessons From 13 Reasons Why

13. High school will not be the best time of your life. There’s so much more outside of the bubble. 12. Guys become assholes when their peers expect, permit, and encourage them to be assholes. This needs to stop. 11.You can’t change other people, but you can change yourself. Take ownership of your mistakes and keep working…

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…

How To Be Charitable This Christmas Without Going Broke

Christmas… the time of year where every charity is competing to receive your hard earned extra cash…. oh, and all of them are standing in front of your grocery store. You don’t want to ignore them… to walk right past… but you’ve got 5 minutes to grab bread, and no cash on you. So, you…

My Life-Long Battle With High Functioning Depression & Anxiety

“Do you think if I died, my parents would get back together”. I was roughly 5 years old when I first showed signs of being “off” or “different”. My parents had broken the news to my brother and I while the four of us sat in a circle on their King bed. They assured us…

The Tinder Photo Point System

When I can’t sleep late at night, I often play around on my phone… candy crush, Instagram and sometimes even on Tinder. And I’m not one to knock Tinder – I met my last boyfriend on there. However, whenever I spend sometime surfing “the tinder sea”, I’m always left wondering…. how the hell have so many…

What Happens After The Good Die Young?

When the young die suddenly… grief ripples unlike that of when an elderly person, who has lived a full life, passes. Yes, all grief is grief. It is hard, painful, and raw – but the death of a young person, a person taken far, far, far too soon, and so very fast… before they graduated…

I Might Be Canadian, But I Am Grieving For America

Just a few short days ago I forced my eyes open until 3am – impatiently waiting for the heart-wrenching confirmation: “Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States of America”. I began live-blogging the election at 6pm that evening, chronicling every major announcement, as well as my own reactions – as a…

Live American Election Play By Play

All coverage based on CNN LIVE UPDATES. 6:00PM Trump wins Kentucky and Indiana. [“Wait what, this guy has a chance?”] [“People are voting for him? I’m confused.”] 6:30PM Clinton wins Vermont. [“Okay, I can take a little breather”.] 7:00PM Trump wins West Virgina [*my anxiety skyrockets and I grab my own pussy in disgust*] 7:30PM…