Making References

As a fangirl and an avid user of the internet, I’ve come to understand something very important: Our language has evolved to include memes. The internet speaks in a language of text and pictures where it can be assumed that a large portion of your audience understands what you’re talking …

Self-Compassion

One of my biggest weaknesses is being able to show myself compassion. I’m almost delusional in my readiness to brush off a friend’s faults, but I’ll bully myself for the same ones. I try to change my inner hatred but I always end up in the same place. I refuse …

Representation

Dear Straight, White, Able-bodied Cis-Men : you’re good. We like you just fine and none of our requests for Women, LGBT or POC representation is out of hatred for you. What we’re really asking for is a culture where the main character could be you but doesn’t have to be. …

Solo Adventures

The best way to build a relationship is to create shared experiences. Friendships strengthen and romance blooms when you do things together. But there’s a more important relationship than the one with your friends and loved ones: your relationship with yourself. Granted, you don’t have to try to create experiences …

Why YA is So Important

Last week, Jonathan Franzen’s latest interview hit the internet like a shit tornado. He dropped shade on basically anyone who didn’t write high end literary fiction, specifically YA fiction, as well as the lower class who apparently can’t afford the “luxury” of moral complexity. This is pretty typical elitist bullshit …