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.
Abortion Isn’t A Choice, It’s Necessary Medical Care
Abortion is something I never plan to do. Most women never believe they will. Recently, the US Supreme Court upheld the Texas ban on abortion. While there are a few “health related” exceptions to the ban, they are vague and remain a gray area. There are no exceptions for incest or rape.
Fangirl Culture Made Me The Badass Woman I Am Today
Originally published on Odyssey Online The first iteration of my Facebook page when I was fourteen included an expansive list of the fandoms I belonged to: Whovian, Potterhead. Directioner. Sheerio. The list went on and on. I listed my fandoms as my good qualities on a resume.
"If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power": A Perspective On Historical Motherhood
Warnings: Contains spoilers for both the "If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power" album and film. References to miscarriage, pregnancy, rape, domestic abuse, and related topics.
I Really Wanted To Like 'Sierra Burgess Is A Loser'
Originally published on Odyssey Online When I first saw the trailer for Netflix's "Sierra Burgess Is A Loser", I was excited. I was excited to see a female lead that didn't fit typical beauty standards (although Shannon Purser is still gorgeous), and the cast looked great. I was expecting a movie that was progressive and forward thinking, and something that would speak to higher truths about social media and modern high school life.
Inspired by and a riff on "Spring Day" by BTS Will I get to you faster if I was the snow in the air? Would my tiny flakes cover your wounds?
How To Break Up Via Social Media
1. Change your relationship status to “It’s Complicated”. 2. Don’t respond to the comments of your concerned family and friends who will ask you “What happened?”, “Did you and Marcus break up?”, “Are you doing okay, sweetie?”, etc. Or, you do respond, make it something simple. Like an emoticon frowny face. Whatever you do, do NOT use emojis. Even the saddest emojis are too happy for this situation.
A Nocturnal Reverie
Nobody lived in this godforsaken desert by choice. Dust devils swirled along the road, passing over a decrepit, old road sign that read “Entering Finch, Arizona”. One corner of the sign was ripped jaggedly and the white words barely readable due to the copious amounts of dust and sand. No one had called it “Arizona” for years. Now it was just the desert, the place where They sent people they were trying to get rid of.