Sometimes Unfortunate Events Make Way for Better Ones

This isn’t always true, but sometimes after time has passed, you’ll look back on something not so great that happened and see that it made way for something better to occur. This can usually be seen with job losses, breakups, and even smaller day-to-day things, such as canceled plans. That job loss is horrible at…

Group Projects Don’t End After High School

I hate to tell you this, but group projects sadly do not end after high school—or even after college. You will stumble across those similar feelings of frustration and disappointment in your work life and your social life long after you’ve said goodbye to backpacks and textbooks. I don’t know about you, but I often…

Just Like We Shouldn’t Slut-Shame, We Shouldn’t Virgin-Shame

Listen, I wasn’t in the “cool” circles when I was in high school, and everyone’s experiences are different, but when I was in high school less than 10 years ago, slut-shaming didn’t seem to be a thing anymore. Sure, even in my AP circles, there were rumors about if a couple had “taken it to…

You Don’t Know What Others Are Going Through: Be Kind

*Sigh.* So, I really wanted to like the new Netflix movie Sierra Burgess Is a Loser. It looked so endearing and starred Barb from Stranger Things and the loveable guy from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. By all accounts, it should have been amazing, but about halfway through the film, I had to…

Having It All: Career, Love, and Family

Women are under extraordinary pressure today to “have it all.” To have the dream job, to raise not only well-behaved but also gifted children, to keep the house in order, and to keep up their appearances. Some women believe “having it all” is possible; some do not. In reality, the definition of “having it all”…