Identity Crisis of a 1st Generation American

Have you ever had the feeling that you don’t belong? I’m not talking about the lonely-Disney-princess extreme, but that the people in your life can only understand parts of you. That’s generally how it feels being a first generation American. Most of us first generationers have experienced the following scenario: “Hey…Where are you from?” “Texas,”... Continue Reading →


A Guide to Understanding Your Arab Friend

Disclaimer: This is just a light-hearted post about some habits and traditions amongst Middle Eastern people that I’ve noticed. By no means does this post describe all Arab people. My intention is not to offend or generalize a whole region of the world. Now that that’s out of the way! Have you ever wondered why... Continue Reading →

Not Ashamed of My Period

Don't talk about your period in front of men. It's impolite and gross. Whisper when you need a pad from a friend at work. Feel mortified when a tampon falls out of your bag in a public place. Not anymore. Why should a woman feel ashamed for something that helps create the human race? I'm not ashamed of my period.

How to Stay in the Present Moment

With the impending doom- excuse me, I mean to say excitement- of graduation in just a year, I’m thinking more and more about my future. But, it’s gotten to the point where instead of productively thinking of all the exciting options I could have in store for me, I stress about how I don’t know... Continue Reading →

You’re Allowed to Change

So, you’ve been in the same teaching job for 7 years. You stay because there’s no other related jobs in the area you qualify for and moving to a new place scares the living canned goods out of you. You told yourself out of college that this was only going to be a temporary job... Continue Reading →

Hairy Women in a Hairless World

As I sit on my couch eating peanut butter and checking my emails, my TV is broadcasting another Venus razor commercial. The slogan that flashes on the screen is “Reveal the goddess in you.” And I think to myself, why can’t I be a goddess with my hair? Shouldn’t I be proud of every inch... Continue Reading →

Slut Vs. Virgin Shaming

Society pressures us to have and to not have sex all at once. With so many voices telling us what we are doing with our bodies is wrong, regardless if we are sexually active or a virgin, the pressure can sometimes drench us in shame. A blog post on the signs of slut vs. virgin shaming in our American society (and around the world) and why we shouldn't feel ashamed for making our decisions about our own bodies ourselves.

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