Late Bloomer

  Mother’s day has passed, and my birthday is less than a few days away. This past month I have had a lot on my mind. I can’t help but reflect on how much I have grown and accomplished after all these years. I have always joked that I’m a late bloomer, and it’s true. Certain … More Late Bloomer

The White Savior Narrative: How Pepsi Got it All Wrong

The Internet and Twitter has been abuzz with the latest release of the new Pepsi commercial, featuring Kendall Jenner. Many people, including myself, are not happy or impressed. There are SO MANY things that are wrong with this two minute and forty second ad, I don’t even know where to begin. First of all, why would … More The White Savior Narrative: How Pepsi Got it All Wrong

Poppy Reserve 2017

“Let’s go to the Poppy Fields!” Will has been suggesting to me and Trent the past few weeks. “Yes!” I immediately agree. But as the day finally arrives, I’m feeling a little bit under the weather. My body and mind are tired and sluggish. I’m feeling moody, and I’ve already seen countless poppy field photo after … More Poppy Reserve 2017

Goodbye March

Another month gone, and only about a month left until my birthday. March went by pretty quickly for me, but maybe that’s because I was having too much fun celebrating birthday after birthday. Have any of you ever celebrated one birthday after another for 5 weeks straight? Well, I can finally cross that off my … More Goodbye March

Forced to Remain Silent: How I Overcame Emotional Abuse & What it Taught Me

Abuse comes in all forms. Whether you’ve gone through physical, emotional/mental, financial, or sexual abuse—and even a combination of each—just know that each form of abuse matters and you are not alone. I dedicate this piece to all the women that have ever felt silenced, dominated and controlled by emotionally abusive, manipulative, and unhappy men—the … More Forced to Remain Silent: How I Overcame Emotional Abuse & What it Taught Me

Stop overthinking things & take life by the reigns: Advice I wish I could give my twenty-year-old self

I’m not perfect. In fact, no one is. If there’s one piece of advice I wish I could give my twenty- year-old self, it’s this: Life is constantly going to throw challenges at you, it’s going to get tough, it’s going to get ugly, you’ll cry endless tears and sometimes have to desperately fight off toxic … More Stop overthinking things & take life by the reigns: Advice I wish I could give my twenty-year-old self