Confidence is Kind 

It’s a funny word- it’s tinier than small, it’s always there to catch you in the moment that you fall. It’s helpful but it’s deadly- when used by those who are truly cowards, hidden under loads of layers, somehow boasting heaps of might and power. It’s something turned from humility to louder, louder, LOUDER. It’s a simple tune with many melodies, they’re often portrayed wrong- like a strutting songbird’s repetitious tune, he loves and loves […]

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Birthdays and Birthmoms: what I wish she knew

Today I turn 20. Just one more year to add to my short stack, right? Well, now that I think about it… not really. Birthdays are something that everyone defines in their own unique way- some have family traditions, customs, rites of passage- you name it. Some people are more passive about celebrations while others, well let’s just say they going gorillas, huh. But to me, big days (especially birthdays) are an enormous deal.  I […]

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The Stories that Stretch Marks Tell

It all started in the ninth grade when my arms began to grow at an alarming rate, closely followed by an equally obnoxious growth in my legs. I spent countless nights losing sleep as the stretching pains shot through my muscles to the bone- leaving post-puberty me with awkwardly long arms and legs and a pretty short torso. Not to mention, I towered over most of my Asian acquaintances and I felt like I stuck […]

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I Stand with Femininity, not Feminists.

Woah, there. Yes- I said “femininity, not feminists”. But to understand why, let’s just start here. Sometimes I wake up and roll out of bed to groggily stick a tooth brush in my mouth ASAP. Just as the electric spin rattles my brain awake, I always find myself staring into my reflection. Now, this isn’t a poetic, emotional journey like it is in Mulan- instead it’s a “who are you” with a snarky sideways glance […]

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100 Ways to Survive the School Year

It’s closing in on the time of the year when college kids begin to flock back to campus after a summer of friends, fun, and far-away adventures. And, just like New Year’s resolutions, most of us resolve to change something for the imminent school year- hopefully, this list inspires you too.

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I Tried Modeling & Here’s What I Learned

Ever since I was a young princess (at least, to my dad) I had this irrational dream of making a career out of modeling. I was (as are most children, I believe) told from a young age that I’m strikingly beautiful given whatever synonymous variation of choice. So, I believed that I had an actual shot at being a supermodel- a fanciful dream, as my mother would say, considering ‘how much skin they show’ and […]

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5 Life Lessons Learned from Lifting Weights

I could say that I’m an experienced weight-lifter (haha no), but that’d be a seasoned stretch of the imagination. However, I’ve been heavily lifting since December 2015- approximately 1.5 years ago. Thanks to my super athletic, form-critical, and lovingly protective boyfriend, I’ve learned how to properly challenge myself and make sure that I’m not feeding any future injuries with unhealthy habits.

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