Get Uncomfortable

In living and working in California’s two biggest cities, I’ve seen it all. I’ve been in the periphery of each respective primary industry, Hollywood and Silicon Valley, and have seen how the attitudes of each industry permeates into the culture of each city. After listening to Michael Easter’s The Comfort Crisis, I recognize that inContinue reading “Get Uncomfortable”

The Jonas Brothers: Then and Now

The Jonas Brothers were an integral part of my identity growing up. On my first day of fifth grade, I wore an “I Heart Joe” pink t-shirt to declare my undying love for my favorite Jonas whose wispy 2008 hair made me swoon. I was known as “the girl obsessed with the Jonas Brothers” inContinue reading “The Jonas Brothers: Then and Now”

How Boulder Made Me Bolder

After a rough, confusing, lonely, and excessively hot summer in LA, I decided I needed an escape. I booked a ticket for Boulder, Colorado, opting for the American Mecca for modern day hippies over my shoebox sized apartment with rampant issues with horseflies and screams from an unidentifiable neighbor. If I could live alone inContinue reading “How Boulder Made Me Bolder”

Jesus Christ in True Detective

As I’ve said many times before: It’s no secret–I love Matthew McConaughey. Upon watching the first season of True Detective, I came to admire McConaughey’s acting chops even more than I previously had. His descent into the nuanced pessimism of Rustin Cohle was truly awe-inspiring. After finishing the season, I began researching more about theContinue reading “Jesus Christ in True Detective”

The Misguided Nature of Modern Self Care

I once had a friend ask me a piece of advice often administered that I believed was actually bad advice; I quickly responded, “self care.” Although I had reason for this belief, I had a hard time articulating and understanding why I thought this, despite my conviction. Why would taking care of yourself be badContinue reading “The Misguided Nature of Modern Self Care”

In Defense of Margaret Thatcher

It’s no secret that Margaret Thatcher is one of the most controversial Prime Ministers in U.K. history. The controversy has only continued since her resignation in 1990. She is loathed among progressives, who view her as a cold woman who spitefully slashed social programs in the 1980s, while conservatives laud her as a hero whoContinue reading “In Defense of Margaret Thatcher”

On Banning Books In 2020

The other day, I joked with my boyfriend about banned books, remarking that it’s only a matter of time until books like To Kill a Mockingbird, an American classic, are banned out yet again. Because we live in a cultural moment where social-media users can “cancel” just about anything, I decided to research whether orContinue reading “On Banning Books In 2020”

Stay Calm or Stay Informed?

As a newly minted adult, I’ve been introduced to the importance of staying informed. In one of my last classes of my college career (via Zoom–thanks, Corona), my professor encouraged all graduating seniors to stay informed on current events, and even recommended some reputable news outlets. Prior to graduating, I was excited at the prospectContinue reading “Stay Calm or Stay Informed?”