Owning It

Owning It

“Darling, just fucking own it.” These words are engraved on a bracelet my roommate gave me for Christmas. If I could choose any words to sum up the close of 2017, it would be these. As another year ends, I can’t help but think about how exhausted I am. I know, I’m supposed to say [...]

It’s No Big Deal

It’s No Big Deal

I’ve been unsettled for days. So unsettled that I’ve been nauseous and thought I must be getting sick. Turns out I don’t have the flu, just a really bad case of anxiety. Classic. This “me too” movement is painful, right? Who knew two simple words could bring so much hurt? It’s simultaneously comforting and terrifying [...]

A Tale as Old as Time

A Tale as Old as Time

I've been trying to write something for a week or two now, but haven't been able to find the most graceful way to say it. I’ve written draft after draft of the same story, hoping that my bitterness and anger would eventually fade out of the narrative and leave something witty, poignant, and sharp. After [...]

Just Believe Me

Just Believe Me

My ex-boyfriend and I had been dating a year when his parents decided to come down to California to spend a week on the beach. I spent a lot of time at their beach house, getting to know the family I would soon be a part of (sooner than I knew at the time - [...]

The Thing

The Thing

I did The Thing. You know, the one thing you are not supposed to do after you break up with someone. Okay, let me start off with this disclaimer: I know it’s been almost a year (HOLY COW) since my infamous break up, and I swear I’m not harping. I’ve actually kept pretty quiet about [...]

Run the World

Run the World

On the wake of Taylor Swift's badass Bad Blood music video world premiere, I can't help but reflect on the friendships I've had with girls over my lifetime (and also how in the world all those ladies in the music video were so insanely fierce - like really, squad goals). I mean, I haven't always [...]