Body Positive TikTok Trends

I’ve seen a new body-positive trend on TikTok that goes along with a Katy Perry song, “I Kissed A Girl.” The videos feature people showing off their “normal” bodies. Anything from blemishes, stretch marks, tummies, thighs, and everything that is usually excluded from the social media narrative. I was in awe of the beautiful people […]

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Hot Girl Summer: Here We Come

Spring is in the air, and besides triggering my allergies, it’s the time of year we start dusting off our shorts and tank tops and all our body insecurities. We’ve been sitting cozy in crewnecks and baggy knits all winter, but with the warm weather comes tighter and more revealing clothing that’s much more difficult […]

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Writing Slumps Suck

Mondays. They hold the promise to have an excellent, refreshing, and motivating day. I thought I had all the cards aligned to have such a day. Alas, I was wrong. I had a “free day off” from work today, and it started off promising. I had a scheduled massage, ate a healthy breakfast, and went […]

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A Year Later: Still Pessimistic But Here For The Adventure

I think I jinxed 2020. Almost exactly one year ago, I wrote Unconscious Pessimism, where I talked about how, because of a really fantastic start to 2020, I had this core belief that things were going to go sideways to balance the scales. I ended that blog with: “I’m sure the rest of the decade […]

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I’m Addicted to My Phone

I’m addicted to my phone. When I wake up, the first thing treated to my dishevelled hair is my phone, and then after a few minutes — or twenty — of scrolling, I’ll wish my bf good morning. If it’s a weekend, you can find me scrolling through the social media apps until laying in […]

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The Day I Wanted to Become a Filmmaker

When I was younger, I wanted to be a dentist and then later on, I wanted to become a marine biologist — that was after I watched this horrific documentary about dolphins, but that’s a story for another day. So, I decided I wanted to become a marine biologist, and that would be my future, […]

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P.S. I Love Rom-Coms

We have a confession: we both love a good romantic comedy. And with Valentine’s Day coming up this Sunday, it’s definitely rom-com season (second only to Christmas rom-com season). As mature women in our late-twenties, naturally, we’re both ridiculously excited for To All the Boys: Always and Forever to come out on Friday and will […]

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Actually, I Love to Read

At the start of I Love to Read Month, I’m reminded of how much I actually love to read. As a grad student, I read a lot. Normally, I have 50-100 pages of reading to do for each class every week, and that’s not including the additional readings I do for my assignments. My days […]

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TBR: The Best To-Do List

I love to read. I can read anything from classic lit to horror to manga. One year, I managed to read over 50 books! That means I read a book every week (which was true at the time). I attempted to make that goal again last year. After all, I knew I would be home […]

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Finding Happiness

I wish, as well as everybody else, to be perfectly happy; but, like everybody else, it must be in my own way. – Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility Happiness is a positive or pleasant emotion that ranges from contentment to joy. Happiness for me comes from my family, my wonderful boyfriend, and, of course, my […]

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