my hometown was the only official u.s. government safe haven during the holocaust

You read that right. There was only one official U.S. Government safe haven during the holocaust. Only one place that was taking in refugees. It wasn’t even allowed to take in Jewish refugees, choosing instead to hand pick them in order to not stir the pot with the anti-Semitic sentiment that was forming within the U.S. and only taking in 1,000 people at that. If … Continue reading my hometown was the only official u.s. government safe haven during the holocaust

why you need to just submit your story

My non-fiction creative writing professor was quite adamant that as writers we would need to submit our work, not just stare at it until we hated it. Although we were rather upset about the fact that this meant that we had to sit in the classroom having a collective breakdown while trying to figure out what possible publications would even read our work, it was … Continue reading why you need to just submit your story

tournaments and trials book review

Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim is my most recent read. It is based in Chinese folktale, Charles Perrault’s “Donkeyskin,” and Norweigan fairytale that all comes together to create a spellbinding story of trial and love. The story follows Maia, an experienced seamstress who enters a competition to become the royal tailor by cutting her hair and pretending to be her brother who has been … Continue reading tournaments and trials book review

why it’s okay to be excited when people like your social media posts

I had a friend call me up a few days ago. He likes to talk and I like to listen since he majors in philosophy and has a very unique take on the world. Anyway, he started talking about how he was excited about people liking his recent posts on Instagram, but he prefaced the conversation by apologizing for commenting on something so mundane. This … Continue reading why it’s okay to be excited when people like your social media posts

how to use social media to promote your brand/blog

As a writing intern for a small company, I recently realized that I may actually have some skills when it comes to promoting a brand/blog. There are small things that I have noticed over time that may not always be the answer but they will definitely get your name out there and will help bring in readers from more places than you could expect. Some … Continue reading how to use social media to promote your brand/blog

what her campus means to me

Her Campus is a website that allows girls on campuses nation wide, as well as a few international schools, to blog. It lets you publish articles on virtually any topic and get your name up on the internet. Also, it’s a wonderful support system that can be found on multiple levels. I joined my first semester junior year. From the start, the club was incredibly … Continue reading what her campus means to me

a new obsession: jane austen

This semester I took a course called Politics and Literature where I was introduced to the works of Jane Austen in an entirely different light than they are usually presented. We read Pride and Prejudice and discussed what statements it was making about society at the time. It was filled with humor and sarcasm, plus it had a main character who is wholly wonderful while … Continue reading a new obsession: jane austen

moments that made me self conscious this week

I try my hardest to pretend like I’m okay with my body. It’s something I wish to perfect, but everytime I start to come close another thing sets me off and I’m uncomfortable all over again. A never ending cycle of self deprication and overthinking that makes me wish I would just stop eating altogether. Here are the most recent moments that resonated with me. … Continue reading moments that made me self conscious this week