In one of my high school English classes, I had a phenomenal teacher, Mr. Donald Delo. In this class, we had an unusual activity -- we would write a speech for someone else to read. Perhaps this was an exercise ultimately rooted in the goal of "easy to read" writing styles -- or being able … Continue reading #JCMakeItYours: How A Problematic Hashtag Summarizes Everything About Gentrification
4/8/15 — The Day I Became a Real Fan of Lost
As an aside, this has been retroactively added into "Unwelcome Reviews" since it is, technically, a TV series review. - TBF Ryan and I have been watching every episode of Lost on Netflix, as late bloomers to the series, and happened to land on the series finale on "Lost Day," 4/8/15 (As you may already … Continue reading 4/8/15 — The Day I Became a Real Fan of Lost
What Surfing Has Taught Me About Dealing with Life
When I was 16, I picked up a surfboard for the first time in my life. (Coincidentally, I learned in the very place I'd find myself several years later, happily engaged. But we're not there yet.) It was much larger than I'd expected, and took a lot of effort to move it across a beach. … Continue reading What Surfing Has Taught Me About Dealing with Life
Skin Deep, And Then Some: The Insidious Nature of Body Image
I generally consider myself a confident person. But I had a really weird body image day a few days ago. Some of my closest friends uploaded pictures of our amazing reunion in Chicago. I wore a makeshift crop top because it was hot as hell, and my friends encouraged me to do what is now … Continue reading Skin Deep, And Then Some: The Insidious Nature of Body Image
Today, the Constitution won, but women lost, big time.
Today is a sad day for America. Congratulations to the companies that will now have the ability choose whether or not to support birth control. I hope you are thrilled with your new power. I get it though, you're morally opposed with granting people accessibility, via your sponsored funds, to do something you don't believe … Continue reading Today, the Constitution won, but women lost, big time.