Do I Live My Protest?

It's been one week since Donald Trump has taken office and I can't seem to read anything but outrage and protest on my Facebook feed. And people, I'm right there with you. But amidst reading and watching all these executive orders being announced this week, I just so happened to be reading a book called … Continue reading Do I Live My Protest?

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Playing Devil’s Advocate: The cost of trying to be original

A few months back, when the ALS ice bucket challenges was flooding my newsfeed, I found it interesting how so many people wanted to express their unique opinion on the matter (as I'm pretty much doing right now). After the challenge went viral, the haters came out of the woodwork. They made the case that … Continue reading Playing Devil’s Advocate: The cost of trying to be original

Identity, Opinions, and a Russian Critic

I'm a pretty bad swimmer. While doing laps with Jules in our gym's pool, a large Russian man floating around the deep end, literally and seriously asked me if I ever took swimming lessons before. When I smiled and told him that I stopped taking lessons as a kid, he said in his broken English, "I didn't think so. You're very bad." As … Continue reading Identity, Opinions, and a Russian Critic