Numbers, to me, have always been dull. Necessary, sure. But compelling or emotion-inducing? Definitely not. I’m someone who bought into my demotion into the “low” math group in 5th grade and never really bounced back. I retreated into my refuge of words and social sciences, save for a few painful returns to calculus and statistics. But on […]Read more "A Handful of Numbers"
This year, I have watched too many people that I love struggle. They have struggled more than any other year I can remember, and with so many different things: with the deaths of family members. Anxiety and depression. Fear for their futures after a divisive election. Illness. Rejection. It hurts me, so much, that they are hurting. […]Read more "where the light is"
Girls, it’s okay to be angry. But the anger you might feel in this moment can either fuel you or consume you. Choose to let this anger propel you closer towards the world we could be living in.Read more "To My Girls"
It’s really common as a young person today to be aloof in the pursuit of relationships and friendships. To show just the right amount of interest, send the perfectly timed text, the subtle Snapchat. Ask your favorite teenager or college student; they’ll tell you all about the terms we have somehow agreed upon. It’s extremely common. It’s […]Read more "Spoonfuls of the Ocean"
“Happiness is a journey, not a destination.” It’s one of those sayings that’s so frequently repeated that I lose track of it easily. It’s simple, solid advice, but more often than not I let it slide through me without comprehension. For whatever reason though, on this ordinary Tuesday, something about that phrase stuck. It started […]Read more "Tiny Wins"
This summer, I’ve revisited the middle school years more intimately than I ever thought I would. As a camp counselor for girls ages 9-13, I re-entered a time I once knew very well. My new job brought day after day of deja vu; long rides on a stifling school bus, endless bracelet making, intense games of […]Read more "Girls start body shaming earlier than you’d think. Yoga can change that."
How many snap judgements have you made today? This week? How many times have you been able to write a person off based off of a story or two you’ve heard about them? “She’s obnoxious.” “He’s a jerk.” “What an idiot.” Just like that, an entire person, reduced to just a word. Two or three […]Read more "Learning to Reject the Single Story"