A Letter to the Incoming College Freshman

To the incoming college freshman: This is the moment you have looked forward to for nearly all of your life- the moment you have craved and impatiently waited for. The moment your mom has dreaded and your siblings rejoiced for. Today is move in day. If you thought four years of high school went by… Continue reading A Letter to the Incoming College Freshman

An Open Letter About Mental Illness

An Open Letter About Mental Illness Where do I even begin? This is a letter I have been wanting to write for the past year, but I could never quite find the right angle or even the right words to say. How do I convey an issue that is so important to me and an… Continue reading An Open Letter About Mental Illness

Be The Change You Want To See In The World

“Be the change you want to see in the world”, a famous phrase first spoken by Gandhi, has always held a place close to my heart. However, in the past year, I have fully come to understand what this means in my life and the opportunities others have to do the same. Today more than… Continue reading Be The Change You Want To See In The World

Your “Me Too” Is Important

Your “me too” is important. Your ‘me too’ signifies that you have been sexually harassed or assaulted, but it means so much more than that. Your public declaration allows victims in hiding to know that they are not alone, it breaks the stereotypes behind the women who are victims, but most importantly, it frees you… Continue reading Your “Me Too” Is Important

I Found Love in a Hopeless Place

I found love in the deepest, darkest, loneliest, and most hopeless place. In a place that was covered in ashes and buried far beneath the surface. A place where love was least expected to be uncovered and the light of happiness was sure to never shine. I found love inside of myself. I spent an… Continue reading I Found Love in a Hopeless Place

My Silver Lining

This year has been one for the books. 2016 brought heartbreak, mounds of change, and emotions I never knew existed, but 2017 has brought numerous challenges I wouldn’t particularly choose to face if I had the choice. I’ve been a walking disaster my whole life, foot surgeries, angry uterus, thyroid problems, and years’ worth of… Continue reading My Silver Lining