Putting Colors into Your Life

 

Life is like an empty canvas when we are born. With each experience we add on to the threads that make up the fabrics of our life. As we paint on the canvas we wonder how the final picture will turn out. What will it be? Will it be a bright and happy drawing or something that is dull and that depicts agony?… [Read more]

War on Women Breeds Self-Esteem and Superficiality Issues

From our earliest memories to the day we die, women and men are bombarded with society’s expectations, including and especially those involving beauty. As a seventeen year old girl, I know what it’s like to be overwhelmed by so many different influences from so many different sources — and I still don’t know what to make of it.… [Read more]

Afflicted

Only those who have been there understand. The agonies of adolescent obesity. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury? Look at this tangle of thorns.

I feel like this must be prefaced with the following disclaimer: so deeply rooted is the hurt, so deeply buried is the truth. The path to normalcy begins with a blind acceptance and a willingness to do whatever makes “normal” possible.… [Read more]

Women: “I Am the Mockingbird.”

I was told at a very young age that I had to learn to keep my mouth shut.  It is “more safe and less troublesome” when you learn to do so.  This advice surely never stuck, so I live in New York and struggle to get in front of people in order to rant and rave about social constructs. … [Read more]

To Rule The World, Follow Instuctions and Repeat (Often)

“Five to ten million adolescent girls and women struggle with eating disorders and borderline eating conditions.”

“Among children in grades 1 – 3, 42% want to be thinner.”

“An average US woman is 5’4″ tall weighing 140 pounds; the average US model is 5’11” weighing 117 pounds!”… [Read more]

Goodbye Herman Cain, I Shall Miss You!

Your 15 minutes of political fame as the black guy who almost became the anything-but-Romney-choice for the Tea Party are just about up.  It has been a bizarre horse race up until now — but I’m pretty sure Herman Cain, while still in the race for the Tea Party-backed nomination (hereafter referred to as TeaPublican), is not going to remain a top contender.… [Read more]