is it a toxic relationship or are we just in a rough patch?

This is a question I've found myself asking myself a number of times in my life, whether it be concerning a romantic or platonic relationship. Everyone will find his or herself in this position at least once in life, but I think I've been there so many times because I was very fake for a … Continue reading is it a toxic relationship or are we just in a rough patch?

for those of you who have considered unfriending me this past year

I recognize that I am a political crusader type on social media. I realize that many of you (probably white males in particular) roll your eyes when you see that yet another stress-inducing and condescending Ethel post is rolling in. I know the feeling when news is the last thing you want to see on … Continue reading for those of you who have considered unfriending me this past year

frat boys vs men: the real difference between them and how to steer clear of toxic relationships

When I first read this question posed to me by a reader, I laughed aloud because the truth is...I was the f-boy's biggest fan until fairly recently in my life. The question posed to me was this -- how do we distinguish between boys and men? Between the frat bros who won't even order you … Continue reading frat boys vs men: the real difference between them and how to steer clear of toxic relationships

a plea to Christian Republicans: Jesus loves you, but Trump doesn’t

I don't want to be obnoxious with the frequency of my political posts (though I'm afraid that ship has already sailed...), but I just saw a post from a friend of mine on Facebook that strangely took my breath away. I'm not sure what that emotional cocktail was comprised of, whether it was disappointment or … Continue reading a plea to Christian Republicans: Jesus loves you, but Trump doesn’t

mad about George Floyd? it starts with places like Mississippi

There has been a problem swimming around in my mind for years now regarding the outrage when black people are unquestionably, illegally murdered at the hands of our policemen and white men in general (*ahem* Ahmaud Arbery). Of course this anger is warranted. I’m not going to for a second even act like I could … Continue reading mad about George Floyd? it starts with places like Mississippi

my summer essentials: the products that are making me feel like a bronzed mermaid goddess of the deep from head to fin

Howdy folks! Back in c. 2009 when “beauty guru” youtubers were just normal teenagers with social anxiety, I stumbled across a Taylor Swift hair makeup tutorial...and oh boy did that change the game for me. You see, without makeup I look like Gollum and Strega Nona from the Italian children’s books had a baby, but … Continue reading my summer essentials: the products that are making me feel like a bronzed mermaid goddess of the deep from head to fin