I am a 26-year-old who lives 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.
- Top Story - March 2022
The 10 Best Female Rappers In K-PopTop Story - March 2022
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.
- Top Story - December 2021
To Understand American Obesity, You Have To Understand American PovertyTop Story - December 2021
During my ecogastronomy class, we discussed how the processing of food is contributing to obesity in the US. In this discussion, the Whole30 diet came up. The Whole30 diet encourages eating only whole foods which means no processed foods and sugar (real or artificial), dairy, legumes, and sweets of any kind. While we didn't discuss the specifics, someone in class said, "How is that a diet?!" Other students were similarly surprised that many people don't eat only organic produce or the fact that at least one third of our university’s campus suffered from food insecurity.
11 Reasons Shopping At Independent Bookstores Should Be The Only Place You Buy Books
With the convenience of Amazon, bookstores and other retailers often struggle when it comes to book sales in comparison to the online behemoth. However, brick and mortar bookstores aren't quite a thing of the past. Why? Longtime authors and writers still shop at and promote independent bookstores.
5 (Lesser Known) Tips For IUD Insertion
I was never comfortable with the idea of an implanted birth control option. I remember feeling my friend's Nexplanon implant and wanting to gag from the way it moved underneath her skin. Whenever I thought about an IUD (intrauterine device), I heard about all the horror stories of uterine perforation, or heavier, crampier periods (something I certainly didn't need).