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April 29, 2015

**Trigger Warning**

This blog post contains content about sexual assault and violence.

When I turned my calendar to April, 29 days ago, I knew I would have to address it. April 1st was a Wednesday, but I wasn’t ready to talk about it. So I found myself waiting until the...

April 22, 2015

On Monday, April 16th, 2007, Seung-Hui Cho, a senior English major at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia killed 32 people before taking his own life in what would be the deadliest shooting rampage in United States history.

But th...

April 15, 2015

I believe in people.

I believe in rule followers and hell raisers.

I believe in the dreamers and the realists and the people that fall somewhere in between.

I believe in those who hide themselves inside themselves, afraid of what may come.

I believe in fear.

I believe in da...

April 8, 2015

I went through a phase in middle school where I threw away everything that I wrote. I had notebooks full of lyrics and lines upon lines of poetry. I didn’t think anything of it. In my mind, it wasn’t good. So I didn’t share. I hid like a secret.

When I was in high schoo...

April 1, 2015

I swear for how much I’ve complained about my accounting classes, I’ve taken more wisdom from them…

I’m a student of the humanities. My favorite subjects in high school were English and history. I could spend hours trying to learn a new language, just because. I love cu...

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