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….

Stop Running Out of Money & Run Out of Month

I have an okay high school education and excellent college degree yet no one ever taught me about money. I however mastered the art of finding x in algebra, creating a sound structure with Popsicle sticks, how to microwave Pop-Tarts, and extensively studied the connection between South Park and the philosophy of logic. All this…

The Millennials Are Exhausted

Millennial burnout should be called exhaustion. As an overstimulated and over educated generation, we are exhausted. We’re working twice as hard as generations before us to level a playing field that wasn’t set up for us to win. Honestly, I’m not even sure if adulting is even the same game as it the generations before…

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…

Career Advice from a Millennial

My elbow isn’t broken anymore so I can type better which means my backlog of handwritten blogs is coming at you. I am in no way a career expert but I’ve done the hiring and I’ve been hired so that makes me a little qualified. I gave up on the title of this and didn’t…

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,…

Inflight Entertainment: I Was a Flight Attendant

“I’ve never been to Texas. I hear they have good food.” It didn’t take much to talk myself into interviewing for a flight attendant job. It was the year 2013 and after getting laid off from my first full-time job and finishing an AmeriCorps term, it was time for next big adventure. Once I found…

Conquer Your Queendom: Stop for Gas on the Way to Your Goals

I gave my first keynote speech at Grlpwrpgh’s inaugural Conquer Your Queendom Conference on April 28th 2019. At first when founder of Grlpwrpgh, Amanda Cowan asked me to speak I was all, “What am I gonna talk about? I have no idea what I’m doing or how I got here. Who is gonna listen to…

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…

I’m a Millennial Mayor

It was our parents that told us that we could be whatever we wanted. I’ve been a secretary (fun), an AmeriCorps member (proud), flight attendant (interesting), IT Business Analyst (weird right), and now I can add millennial mayor to that list. On February 11th, 2019 I was sworn in as Braddock’s youngest mayor. I went…