Plastic Straw Bans and Prison Reform: When Activism Turns Performative

When I heard that Starbucks plans to eliminate their use of plastic straws by 2020, I was elated. I had seen videos of sea turtles harmed by plastic straws on my Twitter timeline, and I was excited to see a tangible solution come from such a large corporation with global influence. A few weeks after … Continue reading Plastic Straw Bans and Prison Reform: When Activism Turns Performative

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Stop Treating Black People as a Monolith

When I was the in third grade, my teacher assigned a black history project. We were required to research an African-American of significance and give a presentation to the rest of the class. One of my peers gave her presentation on Coretta Scott King: musician and wife of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. After my … Continue reading Stop Treating Black People as a Monolith

Fascination with the Inevitable: Joey Graceffa’s “Escape The Night”

Warning: Spoilers ahead for episode 6 of "Escape The Night" "Escape The Night" is definitely a guilty pleasure show of mine. I watch it with my little sister, who enjoys it. I think that Joey Graceffa has put a lot of hard work into the show and he is evidently a very creative person. I … Continue reading Fascination with the Inevitable: Joey Graceffa’s “Escape The Night”

Falling out of Love with Your Passion

Falling into ruts is normal. People get into a routine that eventually becomes monotone and taxing, resulting in intense burn-out and plain exhaustion. But itโ€™s relatively easy to recover from such an occurrence: a vacation, a spa-day, a period of time used to simply relax and take your mind off work. But sometimes burn-outs are … Continue reading Falling out of Love with Your Passion

I Stopped Taking My Birth Control and Here’s What Happened

  Contrary to a widely accepted belief, the pill is used for many other reasons than just preventing pregnancy. It may also help balance irregular periods, permitting you to know exactly when you'll start each month, can reduce acne, and decrease menstrual cramps. I used it for the latter. Since the first day I got … Continue reading I Stopped Taking My Birth Control and Here’s What Happened

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

I've been feeling a little blueย ๐ŸŒŠ This is my personal depiction of the disorder, based on my own experiences โ€œPMDD is a condition similar to PMS that also happens in the week or two before your period starts as hormone levels begin to fall after ovulation. PMDD causes more severe symptoms than PMS, including severe … Continue reading Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

Pride: Unity

Happy Pride Month lovelies! No matter where you fall on the gender and sexuality spectrums... you are beautiful and so is your love!ย ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Bit of an ambiguous meaning with this piece. Could be lovers. Could be the support of an ally for gender and/or sexuality rights etc. Could be a representation of one of the … Continue reading Pride: Unity