She traced me from her image Then handed it back to me. She told me to color myself however I wanted– I could make myself into something new. So I colored in my lines And drew new patterns on my skin I decorated my face And added in freckles on my cheeks I put some… Continue reading To My Mother:
My favorite language Does not exist Although it surrounds me I’m told it’s wrong A destruction of proper speech And yet when I hear My friends speaking Spanish here English there The grammar of one flowing Smoothly into the other I feel Quilts piecing together Different stories To create a truth Individual and universal A… Continue reading Spanglish
Cats are painted as Adorable villains For not smiling when they see us For not appearing eager To please For their independence Something in the way cats are described Reminds me of misogyny But why am I surprised? They are the State animal That turns a single woman Into a stereotype What kind of “crazy”… Continue reading Crazy Cat Lady
Today was another stressful day where I was tempted to spend extra money: I had 4 classes and two papers due today! Temptation # 1: Knowing every extra minute was time I could do work or sleep more (It seems I don’t sleep well when I have a ton of work to do) I was… Continue reading No Spend November, Day 2!
It’s only been a day and my resolve has been tested! I have 2 papers due tomorrow and a long meeting far from home tonight so I was tempted to: 1. Order a Lyft to and from the meeting so that I could have more time to work on the paper 2. Order takeout so… Continue reading Day 1 and I’m struggling! #NoSpendNovember
I need to get back on track with my finances. In October I sprained my ankle and went wayyy over budget in Lyfts and delicious vegan takeout (and my Halloween costume and vegan beauty products) because doing anything while in crutches is kinda impossible or at least very difficult. You try draining pasta and not… Continue reading Challenge: No Spend November, Coming Up!
I fully support the use of whatever medication a person needs or wants to use to help get through their periods – be it birth control, midol or something stronger. However, I know a lot of people want to use something natural in addition or even in place of actual medication for a variety of… Continue reading My Top 3 Natural Ways of Dealing with PMS