“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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I am a hopeless romantic — I’ve always been a hopeless romantic, and I will probably always be a hopeless romantic. Ever since I first saw Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Aladin, and the rest of the classic Disney fairytale films, the phrase “hopeless romantic” was basically engraved on my forehead. It’s your standard fairytale story — your typical boy with the perfect smile and perfect hair meets girl (princess, rather) with an equally perfect…

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My absolute favorite topic to discuss — dating (sarcasm, obviously). Dating in today’s world is one of the most stressful and annoying things we get to experience — #truth. One of the most common ways to go about dating has basically boiled down to the act of swiping left or right for a yes or no based on a potential physical attraction, above anything else. Don’t get me wrong, dating apps work for some people,…

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