I Wanna See You Be Brave

Sara Bareilles

Confession: I have a huge girl crush on singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles. She is uber cute and I totally want to be BFFs with her. For the past couple of weeks I have listened to her album The Blessed Unrest at least once a day. Sometimes twice. I am completely obsessed with her song Brave. It’s [...]

The Truths I Learned About High School


The older I get, the more I discover how things I was told as a teenager were completely wrong. Things like how the girl that was talking junk about me was really just jealous, or how the popular girl with the big boobs would peak in high school, and it would be downhill after that. [...]

Let’s Converse About Bullying


On the first day of sixth grade, I showed up in red hi-top Converse All-stars, a black and white houndstooth skirt, white t-shirt, and a red blazer. The other grade girls wore biker shorts, giant gold earrings with their names on them, and Nikes. From the perpetually angry expressions they also wore, I suspected that [...]

How to Use Facebook for Evil


Allow me to preface this post with the note that I despise people who make rules about things that are supposed to be fun. I always grind my teeth when I see a posts with the title, “The Dos and Don’ts of Twitter” or “3 Ways You’re Chewing Your Bubble Gum the Wrong Way.” I [...]

A Dramady Called Payback

Being a girl and having a girl is interesting work. I’m very worried for my future with my girl because of the way girls can drive their mothers crazy. I didn’t drive my mom crazy. Well, maybe once or twice in high school. There was that time I was making out with a boy in [...]

If You Worked At Subway Fifteen Years Ago, This Might Be About You

When Tariq and I were in the “courtship” phase of our relationship, we decided to go to Subway for lunch one day. As we approached the counter, I saw someone I knew. Someone I had gone to junior high with.  Someone who I had been… extremely unkind to. I grabbed my one day life partner’s [...]