Want to know an ugly truth? I think I spend more time with my phone than I do with any one person in my life. Before you judge, though, think about it. Even if I’m not on it, I have in with me at all times: in my backpack, purse, or pocket, going from room… Continue reading Should we be friends with our phones?
Have you ever gone down a rabbit hole of stalking people on Instagram that you’ve never met? Or watch vlog after vlog (video blog) of strangers’ lives on the internet? The answer for the average Gen Z kid in the U.S. is probably “yes,” because technology is such a big part of our lives. It… Continue reading Why do we care about strangers on the internet?
The other day, I looked myself in the mirror and thought… what would happen if I liked everything I saw reflected back exactly the way it was? Well, for one, I’d probably be a happier person. I’m not overly self-conscious, but just like anyone else, I have things about my body that I’d like to… Continue reading BODY TALK: What if we all liked the reflection?
A year ago, you might recall that I wrote about the different ways we define the word “health.” I made the point that the “picture of health” has changed so much. It’s gone from round, to hourglass, to stick-thin, to so many other standards. I recently saw a fitness instructor post this series of images… Continue reading BODY TALK: why does skinny equal healthy?
Remember that scene in Mean Girls? The Plastics are looking in the mirror and complaining about their bodies - big pores, huge hips, man shoulders - and then they all look to Cady, expecting her to have something to add. That part always gets me. All three of the Plastics look over at Cady with… Continue reading BODY TALK: Is It Okay to Like Your Reflection?
I like to think that I’m independent of judgement. I like to think that I don’t care what people think of me, and that the only approval I need is self-approval. But if I’m honest with myself, I care a lot. I care about what I say in class, because I want people to think… Continue reading Is validation so bad?
One of my favorite things to do is dig through old memories... my mom kept some wonderful photo albums from my childhood, there are some old VHS tapes with blurry videos of birthdays and family dance parties, and I've kept my own personal journals recounting good and bad days for the past seven years. However,… Continue reading How do we save memories in the modern world?