strong female lead
How I Made Being Frugal Fun
I’ll admit—budgeting, micro-investing, side hustling, spending trackers—none of it started as a game. It started because I needed to be able to pay my own rent, buy my own groceries, and pump my own gas, and I realized buying Dunkin’ Donuts coffee on my way to work every single day was going to prevent that from happening.
Breakups, Breakdowns, and Breakouts
By the end of her freshman year of college, every girl is pretty much an expert on breakups, breakdowns, and breakouts. Sometimes a person breaks up with you, sometimes you break up with them. Sometimes you suffer from mental exhaustion after studying until 6 am and end up crying in front of the entire student body in the university library. Sometimes you have had clear skin for weeks and weeks, until you wake up the day of your spring formal and suddenly your face could be mistaken for a pepperoni pizza. And sometimes you bounce back from these things immediately, but sometimes you find yourself wondering what you could have done to prevent that breakup, breakdown, or breakout.
- Top Story - July 2018
The Show Must Go On
How to harmonize, do a perfect box step-grapevine dance combo, change outfits in less than 26 seconds, and make it look like you just punched someone without even touching them are just a few things I have learned in my many years of musical theatre. I have been trained to project my voice, never turn my back to an audience, and improvise when another person on stage forgets their lines.
Facing My Insecurities
When most girls turn thirteen, they get boobs. I, however, received a different blessing from the Puberty Fairy. I did not get bumps on my chest, but rather bumps on my face. Large, red, clustering bumps. My friends were buying bras, and I was buying Proactive.