Fashion, Free Markets, & Fabulists.

"People have a preference to remain ignorant." - Neeru Paharia  Growing up in the US, I was raised in a consumer drive culture. I was taught that you buy new clothes with the season, need a few pairs of shoes, never wear brown and black together, and to match your purse with your outfit. I … Continue reading Fashion, Free Markets, & Fabulists.

Poetry, pastimes, & finger tattoos.

Warsan Shire, heard of her? If not, definitely make that change. I found her via Pinterest - and after reading through every available piece of work, I've decided I have a new favorite poet. She discusses love, life, relationships, family, feminism, society, politics, pain, and much more. One of the most important parts of poetry … Continue reading Poetry, pastimes, & finger tattoos.

When the going gets tough…exhale.

The past few weeks have been difficult. I'm not sure why...perhaps it was moving into a new place, no longer living alone? Perhaps it was the reminder that well, I'm still just doing the same old thing that I've been doing for a while now. It could be loneliness. It could be alcohol. It could … Continue reading When the going gets tough…exhale.

Faith, Trust, & a Little Pixie Dust is almost the end of May and time is flying. The past few weeks have been crazy busy and full of excitement! In just over 24 hours, I'll be giving a speech in front of 300+ people for a graduation ceremony. I'm kind of freaking out. But that is okay - because I can … Continue reading Faith, Trust, & a Little Pixie Dust

Emotions & Logical Arguments

Years ago, I took a course at Kalamazoo Valley Community College and had a life changing experience. I was going through a lot during this time of my life, it was fall, my freshman year of college. I was getting ready to move in with my boyfriend of 2 months (ha, isn't that logical?) and … Continue reading Emotions & Logical Arguments

Mindful Mothering, Living and Dying, & Accepting

In leu of events that have occurred in my life & close friends' lives, as well as the changes happening in our society, I wanted to write about motherhood, womanhood, life, and death. I'm not going to talk about my and my friend's personal experiences in this subject...but I'm going to say that there is something about … Continue reading Mindful Mothering, Living and Dying, & Accepting

Mirroring, Projecting, & Just Being

I'm not trying to get all pseudo-psychological on you, but...okay, well maybe I am...but here goes! So, a few years ago, my mom (she really does inspire a lot of these posts) told me about this idea called mirrors. This concept, as far as I recall, incorporates cloudy mirrors, black mirrors, clear mirrors, and normal … Continue reading Mirroring, Projecting, & Just Being

Media, Women, and Miss Representation

"As a culture, women are brought up to be fundamentally insecure." - Lisa Ling I find this statement rather disturbing, inquisitive, and introspective. How do you feel about it? Do you think that women, in the US, are fundamentally insecure? Do you think media has something to do with it? As much as we like to believe … Continue reading Media, Women, and Miss Representation