Makayla Richards

20 y.o writer with lots of thoughts on life, current events, love, and anything I feel like talking about

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Living Life with Chronic Anxiety
5 months ago
Living life with chronic anxiety feels like an uphill battle that you will never win. It feels so out of your control and like you will never win. Even when everything seems to be going as planned, yo...
Who You Were Born as May Not Be the Person You Were Meant to Be
5 months ago
The definition of a person, let alone a gender, is fluid—who you love, what you were, what you stand for, and the life you choose to lead. Yet society seeks to oppress and silence the masses of women, young people, lesbians, gays, and transgender people. I read/watched three pieces that were all founded upon the central idea of gender and gender roles. The first piece is a spoken performance by Chimamanda Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists; the second piece is Bros Before Hos: The Guy Code by M...
The Best 25 Things to Do During the Christmas Season
6 months ago
Let’s face it, Christmas is beloved time of year by many people, and no matter who you are, the first snowfall is always pure bliss. Of course, it is a bugger to have to drive on the roads and sometim...
To the Person Who Sacrifices Their Happiness for Someone Else
6 months ago
Take a step back, look at the bigger picture. Are things as they seem? On the outside, they look like they are happy, healthy, and what every person could want, but are they really? It takes a good lo...
The Road to the Title RN: The 4 Things I Have Learned
6 months ago
Want to hear a scary story? Two words. Nursing school. No matter how you get there, how long it takes, or the detours you make on the road to the scrubs and long nights, nursing school is hard. The co...
Growing Up: Life After Abuse
6 months ago
Growing up, children seek to be protected, loved, and cared for—a basic human right. Yet that is not always the case. As the rates of harassment, abuse, violence, and anger rise up in this day and age...