Aloha-HA-HA (A Thanksgiving Story)
I’d never seen a single hula girl wearing shoes. I really hated shoes. Ergo, I decided, at the age of four, that the only place I could truly be myself was Hawaii. Seven years later, the adventure was finally happ...
It feels so scary getting old
I’m newly 22 years old, and I guess most people would consider that an adult. That being said, I’ve found that with adulthood comes privilege — the type of privilege that you don’t have as a kid. For example, you get to choose what ...
The Year of the Autodidact
I was my own homeschool teacher. In August after the sixth grade, I took a tour of my new school. The large junior high, that was basically a grid of four interconnected quads, didn’t seem so hard to manage. I’...
It Just Wasn’t What I Thought It Would Be
After my first year in college as a Fashion Major, I finally took a moment and truly accepted it was no longer what I wanted to do with my life.
The Biggest Side Effect Of Trichotillomania Is Shame
It begins when I enter a new school, and at first I am hardly cognizant of it.
Hi! It’s Me, Your Future Self! Don’t Panic! This Is Not A Prank And You Are Not Dreaming.
The saddest girl in space and time.
A love Letter to the…Unknown
Dear Unknown, You’ve always made we feel really uncomfortable. I just hate not knowing what’s going to happen five minutes, five days or five years from now. I can feel the fear of the unknown all over my body, all the time – I ca...
Shave? Shave what? I hadn’t been shaving anything, high or low. “Uhh…it depends.”
A Letter To My 13-year-old Self
It’s nighttime and you’re scrolling through YouTube. Your white MacBook feels heavy, and the light coming off the screen is reflecting onto your face making it hard to feel tired, even though you’ve been half-asleep all day. You feel ...
A Love Letter To… My Anxiety
For a long time there was a loud voice inside my head that I tried to keep quiet from the rest of the world. I did everything in my power to outrun and outdo the voice that kept me from speaking up. I didn’t know what that voice was but I...
The Case of the Sellout- When Life Presents You Some Tough Choices
As a child, usually while I was having a temper tantrum, my father would sing me The Rolling Stones.