Businesses Can’t Vote But Their Owners Do

I’ve never been good at being quiet. I got “talks excessively” marks on my report card on a regular basis. When I see something that is wrong, I speak on it. When I do something that doesn’t align with my personal beliefs or my mission in life, I step up and I apologize for it….

Confidence, Choas, and Childhood Clarity

From the moment the sun kissed my skin my mom knew I’d be a little different. Her only girl who seemed to live a world of my own. I fell in love with words as a library kid visiting worlds before I could even ride a bike. Every kid got in trouble but my mischief…

Cheers to Your Failures

When’s the last time you failed at something? You gave it your all and everything still fell to pieces. Applaud yourself for trying, don’t give up, and just know that no one is out here highlighting their failures on social media. Every failure I’ve experience humbled me and gave me motivation to grow stronger. I’m…

Return to Sender and Why Breakups Aren’t Failures

I self-published Return to Sender October 2018, but the book took a few years of collecting and reflecting the emotions from my first serious relationship. It follows me and at my most vulnerable points. There was purpose in the organization of the poems as the book reads like a story. It starts in the heat…

Self-Confidence Wasn’t Built in a Day

Fun fact: No one really knows what they’re doing! The universe isn’t conspiring against you. In the age of instant gratification society thinks everything should happen within two days of asking for it. That is not the case with inner self-care. You can read every self-help book out there but unless you’re willing to put…

What the Future: Student Loans Are Super Sketch

Candidates are pushing student loan debt relief and they should as the current balance is over a trillion dollars. Student loan debt is a universal issue as it affects the elderly and millennials but what it did to the millennials was created a ripple effect that will take decades to repair the North American economy….

United States Wealthcare is a Turf War

Was United States healthcare ever truly invested in health? No one exactly knows when it became wealthcare or maybe it was always set up this way as capitalism is the American Way. I wasn’t surprised when a recent report named US Healthcare as the worst in the developed world. As someone who has health insurance…

Face Your Fears But Also Be Cautious

Shred Your Fears is a womens’ empowerment group that’s teaching women how to get out of their own head and face their fears through skateboarding. It was created by Maya Henry who has a lot of successes from the group. I may have broken a bone but I still enjoyed the moments, the positive people,…

Timeless: For My Pappy’s Birthday

Staring at him laying in the hospital bed that the nurse had set up began this emptiness in my stomach that I knew would not be temporary. I thought about how he was battling cancer and pneumonia and the doctors sent him home saying there was nothing else they could do for him.  I thought…

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…