June was kind of a sad month for me. It marked the point of culmination for many threads running through my life. I’m an intensely anxious person, and you had better believe that I was drowning in my own existential dread for the entirety of those thirty days. There were definitely high points and low […]Read more "June 2017 Month In Review"
Education is something that many of us take for granted–especially for someone like me who shops online for PhD programs the way others shop for clothes. Because education is a solely domestic policy that does not garner all that much attention, much of the discourse around it is left undefined and unexplored, particularly for the […]Read more "What Even is a Charter School: A Primer on School Choice"
Title: It Is Well Author: James D. Shipman Publisher: Lake Union Publishing Rating: 4/5 I came by this book as a long-term member of Amazon’s Kindle First program available to Prime members. The program provides one free e-book per month from a selection of four. You can find out more about the program, including how […]Read more "It Is Well: A Review"
I grew up in the time of DARE and anti-substance abuse curriculum for seven-year-olds. I remember being asked to sign pledges promising that I wouldn’t smoke cigarettes or abuse alcohol when I was in the second grade. My best friend at the time, a girl named Brittony with long brown hair and a similar rebel-without-a-cause […]Read more "Maybe I Can Quit You"
I’ll be honest, I didn’t see the original Dear White People movie. I cannot plead ignorance; I’ve been on Tumblr since 2012. I was, of course, aware of the film, the controversy, and the ~discourse~. I chose not to engage in the material at that time because I was neck-deep in queer organizing and a […]Read more "Dear White People"
I’ve moved an inordinate number of times since I relocated to New York six years ago. I’ve basically been playing catch and release with every piece of furniture I’ve ever owned. I have dealt with real estate brokers for probably 50% of all of my apartments, and I firmly believe one requirement to earn […]Read more "Moving in NYC is the Tenth Circle of Hell"
Hey, guys! May has been an intense month. From the positively maddening weather to the desperate burst of finals to getting to spend Mother’s day with my mom for the first time in like six years, this month has been quite the ride. This month has taught me a lot about myself and about how […]Read more "May 2017 Month in Review"