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?
Twinkling lights, jolly music, comfort food, fire places, icy temperatures... y'all, it's getting to be one of my favorite times of the year!!! I've been thinking about the holidays I celebrate, and the holidays those around me celebrate with a new lens this year. I ask myself: what does this holiday mean to me? And… Continue reading What do holidays mean today?
We use the term "people of color" to say that someone is not white. Right? But what I truly don't understand is if we use it to say that someone isn't white racially, or isn't white physically. Ex: I'm biracial. Mexican and white. I know that many consider Mexicans to be people of color. I… Continue reading What’s up with the term ‘people of color’?
Oof. This is not one of my strong suits. I hate getting negative feedback. I know that I'm not perfect, and I know that I make mistakes, but I have a really hard time just sitting and taking it when other people point that out. The only issue is that there are a lot of… Continue reading How to deal with criticism and rejection?
So, how do you define an activist? Because just saying that someone is "vegan" or "feminist" or "woke" doesn't really entail how one qualifies for those labels. Okay, so the term activist is so... broad. I feel like as soon as you announce that you stand for something, like "I'm against harming animals, so I'm… Continue reading Is all activism good activism?