Just as any other 25-year-old single woman, I get asked one question, far more often than most. So today, I’m going to give you both vulnerable and blatantly honest, yet very different answers to the universal, million dollar question. Why are you single? I’m single because I friend-zone before I fall. While I have an immense amount of love to give, I feel pretty close to incapable of opening my heart and life to someone…

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I have this theory — Men can be intimidated by strong, fiercely independent women.  Whether in a business professional setting or as it pertains to dating in the 21st century, men seem to find undeniably confident and independent women sexy and intriguing, yet some men still struggle with the fact that they find these women intimidating, sometimes even unapproachable.  Why? Well, I can’t say I can fully and completely answer that question, or understand it if I’m…

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“To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else – means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.” – E.E Cummings  I used to think by 25 years old, you should have your shit completely together. I used to think by 25 years old, you should have a better understanding of what career path is…

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 The truth: I am a writer. And as a writer, I write what is honest and real, even if it’s painful to see, read, or hear.  The purpose: I write to encourage; I write to inspire. I write to let someone, somewhere in the world know that they are not alone. I write to be the voice saying it’s okay to hurt; it’s okay to be brave; it’s okay to stand on your own.  The…

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I am brave. I am honest. I am strong — at least, today I am. Sexual assault.  Two words that make people feel ill-at-ease to see, hear or say out loud. Maybe you’ve experienced it too. Maybe you have a similar story to share. Maybe it wasn’t you, but your best friend who had to experience it. Regardless of the situation, you are not alone. I am not alone. We are not alone. Growing up,…

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