I Think That I Think Too Much

This post was published on Thought Catalog! You can read it HERE. I think that I think too much. No, I know that I think far too much. Because it’s almost 4am and my heart is pounding and I’m twirling my hair around my finger to ward off the eager nerves and my eyes are […]

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Love to Hate It: Hollywood

I have a love-hate relationship with pop culture. On the one hand, it’s a guilty release. There’s nothing like a light-hearted romantic comedy or a mindless scroll down the homepage of the Daily Mail. The night of the Academy Awards, like the rest of the world, I hold my breath in anticipation of the sacred […]

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GIRLS Mania

I’m a victim of GIRLS mania. Ever since my study abroad roommate introduced me to GIRLS, I’ve become the biggest Lena Dunham/GIRLS fan. In my eyes, she’s this genius-badass-feminist superhuman who just sort of says and does whatever the hell she wants. She’s awkward and brave and gutsy, but still hilarious and self-deprecating. It’s refreshing […]

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A Writer’s Life

Original post date: 10/26/12 “At times I believed that the last page of my book and the last page of my life were one and the same, that when my book ended I’d end, a great wind would sweep through my rooms carrying the pages away, and when the air cleared of all those fluttering […]

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I Want To Write My Own Love Story

Original post date: 10/22/12 My well-worn and tattered copy of Love in the Time of Cholera sits tirelessly on my bedside table. I remember being mesmerized by this doomed love story when I first picked it up my senior year of high school for a term essay on unrequited love. That’s when it all changed, […]

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Colombia Part 4: Life As We Know It

Original post date: 7/31/12 My host mother is a warm, lovely person who has shown me a compassion that I never anticipated. She wakes up early in the morning to prepare me a hot breakfast before going out into the field and upon my return in the late afternoon, listens to me ramble on about […]

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Tall, Dark, and Handsome

Original post date: 7/14/12 Confession: I have a mental checklist for my perfect guy. Tall, dark, and handsome… smart, a little nerdy, worldly, and artsy (piano skills for serenading me with Ben Folds- even better) Confession: I’m completely fine being single until I meet the right person. Or am I? Confession: Feminism is a source […]

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