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.
Stardust Is The Most Underrated Movie Ever
Stardust (2007) is a movie about a shop-boy-turned-hero, a world separated from ours by only a small stone wall, and a fallen star. It is based on the novel of the same name by Neil Gaiman. With a plot reminiscent of classics such as The Princess Bride, with a romance-fantasy plot with a few comedic points and action scenes wrapped in, it would appear to be an instant classic.
5 Tips For Dating With Social Anxiety
Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental illnesses in the United States and around the world. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), approximately 40 million adults have an anxiety disorder. Of those 40 million, around 15 million have social anxiety disorder.
Fanfiction As Sex Education: Good or Bad?
I read my first fanfiction when I was about 12. By my current (and most avid fanfiction reader's standards), it was an amateur fic that was cliche and the storyline was mostly author self-serving. However, my 12-year-old self found happiness in the story, surprised something like it even existed.
The Gabby Petito Case Sheds Light On Racism Within The Media: Here’s Why
It's not just true crime fans who have been following the missing persons (and now officially homicide) case of 22-year-old Gabby Petito. Gabby and her fiance departed for a cross country road trip in a van they outfitted to function as their accommodations.
“Welcome back to Channel 7 News, I’m your anchor Arabella Chan. Today, the National Institute for North American Longevity announced it plans to begin volunteer trials of its Build-A-Baby Program. The program is designed to create a superior next generation that is immune to nearly all deadly diseases of our time.
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.