A Tale Of Two Cities: What’s Up with the Other Steel City?

Pittsburgh makes list after list for being one of the most livable cities and I can see how but there’s no such thing as growth without growing pains. October 2018 I  started a fellowship (an internship-like position) with PublicSource and attended the EcoDistrict Summit in Minnesota. Who knew that a summit focused on racial equity, climate…

Four Things We Should Crowdfund in 2019

Right now GoFundMe is crowdfunding more things than we ever imagined it would. Someone started one to pay for a border wall, a Canadian border privacy hedge, and even ladders to get over the border wall. The most unsurprising thing is people are shelling out millions of dollars to pay for such things.  Sitting back thinking…

A Long Happy Weird Society

It’s sad that we sometimes have trouble with being properly appreciated because we’re so used to this throwaway narcissistic, instant gratification society. Society made self-love an insecurity because people who like themselves and embrace their flaws are weird. Weird is mostly synonymous with uncool. Quirks are frowned upon because we all should be clones second…

Why I Choose Carlow?

“I was a fan of Carlow before I could even fully comprehend college and I have the Polaroid somewhere to prove it.” I still remember it like it was yesterday. Little old me jumping up and down on the small dormitory bed in my soft pink nightgown feeling like the coolest kid in the world….

So You Want to Start a Blog?

Ayye! Nice blog how do I start one? I’ve had several people ask me this very question to where at one point writing this post was haunting me in my sleep. Instead of a step by step guide on how to start some epic blog here are some of the best tips on how and…

Situationships: You’re Single Until You’re Not

“Oh we together but we’re not together together.” “It’s complicated.” Is it though? Is it really that complicated? Sis, you deserve better and if you’re still tip toeing through the dreaded situationship, you’re single until you and the other person exchange some kind of labels. So many people claim that labels are terrible and that…

Did Someone Tell Me That Science Wasn’t A Girl Thing?

Did someone tell me that math and science were no go zones for girls? Because little me wanted to be a writer, artist, a professional hula hooper, and a million other things. Not one of them involved math or science though and it turns out I’m actually pretty great at both! 74% of young girls…

7 Life Lessons from 2017

If 2017 was a drinking game a lot of us would be beyond drunk. As an optimist I’m obligated to find the bright spots and the moments of celebration from 2017. Last year I made a list of things not to bring into 2017. This year I took a different approach and hope to bring…

Let’s Cancel Cuffing Season

I am in no way proposing such a thing because I’m single. After my last (almost decade long on/off) relationship I’ve been happily dating myself (it’s less stressful by far). Back when that relationship started, unlimited texting was expensive and selfies weren’t even selfies yet. Talking was pretty much the only thing we used phones…

& Too Much

I’m a dark skin woman who loves rap, EDM, pop, and country music. Growing up my peers told me I was too dark and I talk “too white” I actually had someone ask, “Why do you talk like that,” and an older lady told me that she didn’t know dark people resided up north. “Are your…