Gaston and the Beast

Whether it be because of the addition of the new gay character, or because of the outspoken lead or, you’re like me, and just can’t wait to hear your favorite Disney songs get an update, we can all agree that everyone is all abuzz about the recent adaptation of the age-old Disney fairy tale Beauty … Continue reading Gaston and the Beast

Love Will Always Trump Hate

I want to believe that love can trump hate. I don't understand. I don't understand what allows people to hate as much as they do. Hate is such a strong word, but people throw it around so much more than they throw around the word love. I will always love before I hate. I will … Continue reading Love Will Always Trump Hate

Dear Junot Díaz

Dear Junot Díaz, So, it’s been a few weeks and I still can’t seem to get you off my mind. That means it’s time to write you the letter. The, I'm completely over you; I’ll stop stalking you on social media letter (but let's face it there's no way I'm going to stop stalking you … Continue reading Dear Junot Díaz

The In-Between Girl

When I was in 8th grade a boy told me “I should be anorexic.” Needless to say, I have never been able to forget that. In 5th grade, I got into a fight with my best friend, at the time, and she told someone “I’ve finally gotten 200 pounds off my back because that’s probably … Continue reading The In-Between Girl

My First ‘First Date’

I went to bed nervous. I woke up nervous. No, I wasn’t having surgery, public speaking, or even going to the dentist. I was going on my very first date. I met him on Tinder. When we started talking on the app he was pretty straightforward, he asked me for coffee right away. My therapist … Continue reading My First ‘First Date’

I Tried Sexting

Let the record show that I wasn’t sexting someone I knew. I wasn’t sexting someone I had, even, met. We matched on Tinder, the beginning of every love story. It was 2:40AM so I wasn’t expecting a love connection. He looked like an interesting person, with an attractive face, which is why I swiped right. His first … Continue reading I Tried Sexting

Subway Couples

Every morning I ride the subway which means I’m subjected to what I like to call the “subway couples.” They come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, and they all have one thing in common, my hatred. They’re always holding hands, staring into each other’s eyes, giggling, kissing, mocking me with their happiness. Yes, I … Continue reading Subway Couples