We Need to Talk About Salaries

In college I was a bit of a “trouble maker” but I was taught to question everything. Unhappy with the food options at my university I questioned why I was paying thousands of dollars for a meal plan that was mediocre at best. No one bothered giving me an acceptable answer and when I encouraged…

Existential Crisis: Falling Out of Love is Crucial

“No, we can’t be friends because you were a terrible boyfriend. What would make me think you would be an awesome friend?” – Me (2016) People can be friends with their exes if said person deserves it. The older I get the more I realize that not everyone deserves my friendship because frankly, I’m a…

Pressing Questions About Vanity Publishers and Self-Publishing

Self publishing is as easy as downloading software and clicking publish now a days. The hardest part of publishing a book is actually writing and editing said book. That’s why there are so many books in the Kindle Market Place. Since anyone can be an author it’s opened the door for many people also being…

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…

Bright: The Sequel Will Be Brighter

Eleven million people tuned into Netflix’s Bright starring Will Smith and fans either liked it or loathed it. Either way it doesn’t matter because it was slated for a sequel before it even hit your queue. Although it was the highest budgeted film in Netflix history, many people hated the movie because it was a…

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…

Ghosting is Haunting the Dating Scene

Ghosting – Going silent instead of rejecting and or effectively communicating with a romantic partner. Imagine if the screen wasn’t involved in the situation and you were at a bar with a person and mid conversation they just walked away. It wouldn’t be okay and technology has kind of desensitized us to feelings being attached…

Generation Swipe – #amwriting

Be interested But not too interested You’ll scare him off. You don’t want him to know you like him but you do Like him Make him wait but not too long He’ll move on. He’ll lose interest and think you’re crazy Be laid back, but don’t cake your face on but don’t be too chill,…

Women’s March on Pittsburgh

Why I Marched on Saturday Saturday, January 21st the Women’s March on Pittsburgh wasn’t my first and probably won’t be my last time protesting. Over 25,000 men and women from all walks of life marched from the Pittsburgh City County Building to Market Square. Such a large turnout jam packed the square to the point…

& Presidential Hangover 

On  November 8, 2016 I fell asleep around 10-11 PM after briefly tuning into the election coverage knowing I should’ve continued my Girl Meets World marathon instead. Although I wasn’t ecstatic as I’ve been in the previous presidential elections, I still felt a need to do my civic duty. I vote in every election no…

& 2016 Are You Okay

Last December I made a list of things I hope to see in 2016. Now that we’re officially almost done with 2016 and by some miracle the world has not ended, let’s reflect on a few things that should be understood and most definitely left in the year 2016. Calling Women Whores: It’s not nice!…

& Justice for Some 

Everyone is always quick to quote MLK on race but if he “fixed” the problem he’d be here today… “All lives matter,” is like saying “With liberty and justice for all*” *terms and conditions apply. If all lives truly mattered everyone would be at the protests on the front line. The blind truth is America…