Aziz Ansari and a Discussion on Consent

We have a long way to go when defining and recognizing consent. Here's why the Ansari situation proves that.


What I Learned From an Inappropriate Interview Question

A year and half ago, I was trying to figure out what I really wanted to do, career-wise.  I was about to start my final year of college, and as a marketing major, I knew the job field would be extremely competitive.  I needed to narrow down my options and focus my application efforts on …

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Modern Day Corsets

My mom and I ordered my wedding gown back in May.  It came in in August, just a few weeks ago.  Rather than spend almost the cost of the dress on tailoring, we decided to take it to a family friend who does alterations for a living. The dress came in, I traveled to Knoxville, …

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Just Admit You Love Your Wife

The other day, I took my car in for an oil change.  It was a bit overdue, and I had a coupon, so I ended up at the local Midas with my fiance.  While we waited for the mechanics to get done with my car, we chatted some with the manager.  He saw that we …

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The Maiden Name Dilemma

This has been on my mind since before I even got engaged.  To change my name, or not to change my name?  That is the question. Lately, the more I think about it, the more I lean toward no.  I'm pretty traditional, but this is one thing that doesn't sit quite right with me.  At …

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On Kids, and Why I Don’t Want Them

I haven't wanted kids for a long time. Obviously, I'm only 21.  I'm still in school.  I'm in a relationship, but not engaged.  I'm not at a place right now where I could feasibly have kids, even if I wanted them.  I know lots of people my age with kids, and it works for them. …

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On Makeup

One of the bloggers I recently began following, Beauty on a Budget, shared this post about her makeup story.  I've always thought about doing one like that, so here we are! I had just started my freshman year of high school when I first started wearing makeup.  I had never really thought about it before …

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Why It’s Not a Bad Thing if You’ve Never Been Kissed

Last night, I went out for coffee with one of my best friends.  We went intending to sit and read at the coffee shop, but (inevitably) ended up chatting about life.  Somehow, we got to talking about relationships, and my friend told me about a conversation she'd overheard where two girls were talking about how …

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My Rambling 3 Cents About Body Positivity

So, here's the deal.  I consider myself a feminist in that I believe women should be treated equally to men, and I strongly believe in body positivity for all people, male and female, and all body types.  I think I've mentioned on this blog before that I, like every other woman, have issues with my …

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A Study in PMS

Every single emotion is heightened.  Anger is actually furiousness.  Envy is actually burning jealousy.  Irritation is blood-pressure-heightening annoyance.  Little things get on your nerves.  Everything sounds good to eat and also nothing does.  You feel fat.  You feel too skinny. The rational part of your mind whispers to you.  It’s okay that all those people …

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