What Groundhog Day Can Teach Us About Optimism

Happy Groundhog Day! I know some of my posts lately have been pretty lengthy, and some a little serious/depressing. So today I wanted to write about something silly! And I think we can all agree that Groundhog Day is the silliest holiday in our calendar. Today Punxutawny Phil saw his shadow, therefore predicting six more weeks of winter. Had he not seen his shadow, he would have … Continue reading What Groundhog Day Can Teach Us About Optimism

4 Ways To Help Out This Halloween

How are we halfway through October already!? At the beginning of this month, I shared a post about three costumes not to wear this Halloween. I like to include holiday tips & tricks in my blog that others might not know or think about. For example, last Christmas I gave you guys a guide to conscious consumerism at Christmastime. Today I wanted to share a … Continue reading 4 Ways To Help Out This Halloween

What Not To Wear: Halloween 2K16

Happy October beautiful people! We’ve entered the month of apples, pumpkins, and, of course, Halloween. For many of my college cohorts, that means finding the most epic costume to wear on Halloweekend. Now, I’m all for creative costumes. The funnier or more clever the better. There are SO MANY amazing costume ideas out there, but I want to take a second to highlight some of the ones that I … Continue reading What Not To Wear: Halloween 2K16

I Stand With Standing Rock (+ 6 Ways You Can Help)

A little over a month ago I alerted you guys to an injustice that is being carried out against the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota. This is the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Not only does it betray the 1851 & 1868 Treaties of Fort Laramie (by crossing through native land without consent from native residents), but construction of it has already destroyed … Continue reading I Stand With Standing Rock (+ 6 Ways You Can Help)

A Few Words on Colin Kaepernick

I’m sure if you follow sports or popular culture, then you’ve heard the name Colin Kaepernick being thrown around quite a bit over the past week. That’s because this NFL quarterback, who plays for the 49ers, has begun refusing to stand for the national anthem. Traditionally, all players stand during the national anthem (although they are not required to, only encouraged), and some place their hands … Continue reading A Few Words on Colin Kaepernick

Do What Empowers You

This is something I’ve been wanting to blog about, and I was inspired to do it now after seeing some of the backlash that Alicia Keys got for going “bare-faced” to the VMAs. In May, Keys wrote an article for LennyLetter called “Time to Uncover” about how she decided to stop wearing make-up. Her explanation for this choice was: “‘Cause I don’t want to cover up … Continue reading Do What Empowers You

Give Bees A Chance

There have been a few cool campaigns lately aimed at saving the bee population: Whole Foods is shedding light on how essential bees are to our agriculture & have teamed up with Xerces Society (a leader in research & education on pollinators) Burt’s Bees has the Greater Good Foundation (works to support both bee & human health through sustainable agriculture & pollinator projects) & ran an online … Continue reading Give Bees A Chance

Unnecessarily Packaged Foods

I recently jumped on another internet trend – “Unnecessarily Gendered Products,” but something caught my eye at Whole Foods today that reminded me of yet another thing that I’ve been seeing all over Twitter lately. Unnecessarily or overly packaged foods. Basically, grocery stores are packaging certain foods with an unnecessary amount of plastic, which will only create unneeded waste. These pictures from twitter have gone … Continue reading Unnecessarily Packaged Foods

Unnecessarily Gendered Products

I’ve seen a bunch of funny articles about unnecessarily gendered products floating around the Internet – check them out if you want to laugh & become enraged at the same time: https://www.buzzfeed.com/erinchack/pointlessly-gendered-products?utm_term=.ewKAW3mze#.ytdoDBaMN https://www.buzzfeed.com/tahliapritchard/love-a-bronut?utm_term=.iu8wL1oYp#.jbBZ2Qm7E http://unnecessarilygenderedproducts.tumblr.com http://pointlesslygenderedproducts.tumblr.com Then today while shopping with friends I came across a pretty crazy one in real life: Why on God’s green Earth do we need separate butter spreaders for boys and … Continue reading Unnecessarily Gendered Products

The World We Live In

*Trigger warning: rape, assault, sexual violence I received a harrowing text message today from one of my best friends. She asked if I’d seen a certain story on the news – the story of Vanessa Marcotte, a 27-year-old BU graduate and account manager for Google who was found dead this week. Vanessa was a resident of NYC, but was visiting her family in Princeton, MA for … Continue reading The World We Live In