Why I Don’t Say Happy Birthday: A Romantic’s Guide to Forgiving, Forgetting, and Letting Go

Upon reading the title of this piece, I’m inquisitive as to where most minds wander. Personally, upon contriving this name, Why I Don’t Say Happy Birthday, my thoughts immediately jumped to the daily appearance a red notification signaling Facebook birthdays, which celebrate the life of individuals with whom I haven’t spoken in years (or my … Continue reading Why I Don’t Say Happy Birthday: A Romantic’s Guide to Forgiving, Forgetting, and Letting Go

Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead

I was always getting into trouble growing up. Nearly every dinner, I was sent to my room for something. One night, my butt only slightly brushed the cold bench where my sister and I sat every night for dinner, when I was asked to return to my bedroom. Oftentimes, I rolled my eyes and reluctantly … Continue reading Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead

Girl, Wash Your Face: Recognize the Privilege to Rise Above and Discover Your Inner-Hero

In its simplest form, feminism is the theory of political, economic, and social equality of the sexes, or organized activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests. Despite the overarching generality of this definition, feminism looks incredibly discordantly for diverse groups of women around the world. White feminism, an appellation surrounding feminist theories or movements … Continue reading Girl, Wash Your Face: Recognize the Privilege to Rise Above and Discover Your Inner-Hero

The Art of Giving and Receiving: For a Brighter World

This mad world in which we exist is abounding with every type of human being imaginable. From the evilest of evils, to the most angelic of angels, I have encountered cheaters, stealers and liars, alongside real-life superheroes, individuals with the utmost integrity, and those with solid, pristine, golden hearts. With the abundance of dismal news … Continue reading The Art of Giving and Receiving: For a Brighter World

Get Over Your Damn Self: Harnessing Your Inner Fire to Succeed

I find my value in involvement and success. I was that person in high school. President of the Model United Nations organization, captain of both the girls’ field hockey and track teams, editor of our school newspaper, board member of a non-profit organization, and salutatorian of our graduating class. At Boston College, I was the … Continue reading Get Over Your Damn Self: Harnessing Your Inner Fire to Succeed