I am a 24-year-old Seattle based writer who lives alone with my cat. Originally from a small, unincorporated Washington town, I have a penchant for boybands, black coffee, and true crime. I am a graduate of Western Washington University.
5 Reasons Being A Spinster Cat Lady Is Better Than Ever Marrying A Man
Despite cellphones, women being allowed to bear more than their ankles, and the age of marriage getting older, the concept of a spinster still exists. A "spinster" is an unmarried woman of a certain age. Comparatively, an unmarried man of a certain age is called a "bachelor". (Of course, this also follows heteronormative ideals cause only a man can alleviate a woman of her spinster status).
The Best Phone Apps For Anxious Minds
Sometimes the world can be overwhelming. For people with anxiety, that happens more frequently and escaping their thoughts for a few minutes (or a few hours) is necessary for their well being. While, of course, music, movies, TV shows, reading, etc. can help ease the constant spiral of thoughts, sometimes you need something to truly numb out.
12 Famous People You Might Not Have Known Were Cat-Lovers
Cats aren't only the favorite pet of witches and spinsters, but many celebrities and historical figures also took pleasure from having these curious creatures roaming around. Here are 12 famous and historical figures who are (or were) true cat people.
11 Books Every White Person Should Read To Check Their Privilege
As a white person, I am only familiar with the experience of myself and people like me (I am also probably not the best person to write this article, but books have been valuable in my own education and I want to share just a few). The only way to learn about other's experiences is to ask and listen to them and through media. As an avid reader, I like to pick up books about and written by writers of color and their experiences. Obviously, most of these are works of fiction, but as creative writing major, I know that fiction is often a window into the truth and one's emotions.
The 10 Best Female Rappers In K-Pop
Rappers in K-pop often get a bad rap. From being called “sell outs” to not real rappers, many outsiders may believe that K-pop does not have any good rappers. Obviously, as you can likely guess from the title of this article, this is untrue.
'Diets Never Work' & Other Lessons Learned From My Nutritionist
I started dieting in 2018. After losing 20 pounds due to a long lasting infection, I decided to continue to keep the weight off. I said I was going to do it right. I still ate what would be considered off limits in most diets: french fries, cake, Oreos, etc. I just ate less of them.
My PCOS Diagnosis Helped (& Didn’t Help) My Mental Health: Here's Why
If you've ever lived with me, you've likely seen me sobbing and writhing on my bed. The pain in my back was so intense that it sometimes caused me to throw up. I can't sit still long and often the pain is only alleviated after an hour or two when I would eventually fall asleep and whatever cocktail of over-the-counter pain medications I took would kick in.
5 Things No One Tells You About Growing Up As A Girl With Bad Vision
After a quick eye test at my pre-school when I was three years old, my parents were advised to take me to the eye doctor. Now, at the young age of three, I had started showing some subtle signs of my bad vision. First, I sat incredibly close to the TV. this continued after I got glasses as well, but mainly from habit and the comfort of doing so. Next, I was pretty clumsy, but that's not entirely unusual for a toddler, and honestly, my family is pretty clumsy.
5 Classic Books That Won't Put You To Sleep
After finishing their education, I would hazard a guess that most people never pick up a literature classic again, at least by choice. Even as an English major and someone who does read for fun, I mostly avoided classics that I did not have to read for my classes.
What Loving & Losing My First Cat Taught Me
I'd known this day would one day come. Over the past year, I'd seen my childhood cat, Oscar, lose weight despite eating, his eyes appear distant and a little cloudy, and his movements become slower and more labored. He was over 15 years old, estimated to be about 17 at the time.
Cool Facts About The English Language That Will Probably Make You Hate It Even More
On the first day of my high school Spanish class, a girl behind me said, "Why do we have to learn Spanish? It's so much harder than English." Obviously, this tone deaf comment is exactly one that a frustrated language learner (especially one that is a teenage girl) would make. However, even I, a fellow teenage girl at the time, saw the flaw and inappropriate nature of the comment. It wouldn't be for a few years though, in my college linguistics class that I would actually learn just how wrong she was.