Happy Birthday, Mom

The women I know today are drifting above their bodies, watching the men of power tightening the shackles around their waists. Today, the United States congress has spoken.  It did not just vote for Kavanaugh.  No, it ruled that women’s bodies are not their own.  Today, congress voted that women are subhuman.  Today, congress stole … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Mom

The ghost of nighttime past

The past, present, and future versions of myself have always had a rocky relationship.  They’re constantly at odds with each other, arguing about what I should have been doing before, what I’m doing right now, and what I should do later. It’s really hard to get along with me. But as I go through college, … Continue reading The ghost of nighttime past

Waffleboi

The last place I expected to be hit on was a poster session.  I mean, it’s a conference where people bring three-foot long glossy posters and explain their research to passerby.  Which was exactly what I was doing: giving elevator pitches to all that dared make eye contact with me.  It was a Thursday afternoon, … Continue reading Waffleboi

Next Year I Can Buy Booze

You know it’s your twentieth birthday when you wake up and look in the mirror and think, yep.  This is the best it’s gonna get.  Ten years ago, I was a greasy, acne riddled ten year old who’s only possible trajectory was up. Whatever.  At least next year I can buy booze. I feel like … Continue reading Next Year I Can Buy Booze

The Old Lady that Lives in my Brain

  The other day, I went to a party.  Okay, you got me, a small gathering of like ten people.  And there were a few new people there, much to my displeasure, (I mean pleasure) and the host took it upon himself to introduce everyone.  He rattled off names and token fixtures of each guest’s … Continue reading The Old Lady that Lives in my Brain

It’s Facebook Official

It’s Facebook official: I am the most awkward person in human history.  I have few talents, but I’d have to say that making people generally uncomfortable in my presence is my specialty.  What, you ask, has spurred from within me this God-ordained proclamation? Yet another social interaction in which I made everything awkward and terrible.  … Continue reading It’s Facebook Official

30 Things I learned in 2017: A quality Listicle

Years are a more or less arbitrary marking of time.  Still, I decided to take the opportunity to reflect on everything I learned in 2017, and share it here.  Some of it's the trite-but-true, and some of it's a coffee-addict original.  Of course, I'm looking forward to growth over the course of this year, and … Continue reading 30 Things I learned in 2017: A quality Listicle

All the Motivation Women Everywhere Need for Semester Two

It is said that the second semester in college puts senior apathy to shame.  It’s cold, for one thing, in most places.  January and February are long, dark winter months full of snow and ice.  Once it all melts into spring, no one wants to stay inside and do their homework. But now, you’re going … Continue reading All the Motivation Women Everywhere Need for Semester Two

Grunge and Glitter and Girls

What do sovereign power, glitter, and cotton-candy pink all have in common? They are my three childhood obsessions.  Well, that and baby-dolls, which I admit was weird. I mean, I don’t even like babies.  But whatever. My interests have always been somewhat of an oddity.  When I was a junior in high school, I painted … Continue reading Grunge and Glitter and Girls