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…

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 it’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…

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…

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

I’ve been feeling a little blue 🌊 This is my personal depiction of the disorder, based on my own experiences “PMDD 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…

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! 🏳️‍🌈 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…

Disjointed

Lately, I’ve been feeling that the various aspects of my life have become very disjointed. I want to draw, I want to do well in school, I want to be proactive with my charity, I want to spend time with Willow (my service dog), I want to be social… I think it’s mainly due to…

Productivity 101

If you follow me on any form of social media, I have announced something very exciting! *drum roll please*….. I am going FREELANCE! Yes, I have registered as self-employed, and made a huge step in my life. I am excited but scared at the same time, which is the weirdest feeling! With that said, this…