The Cosby Shitshow

Why were Bill Cosby’s accusers silent so long? There’s no shortage of think-pieces addressing this question, but I’m here to offer my own take. [cw: discussion of sexual assault] The cost of telling these kinds of stories is higher than you could possibly imagine. If you come forward as a victim of sexual assault, prepareContinue reading “The Cosby Shitshow”

Why Selfies are Problematic (or, Fear and Selfie-Loathing in LA)

Recently, I went on a shopping trip with my mother to our local, relatively small-town mall. It had been a long time since I had been to any mall-type establishment, but the place was just what you would expect from any mall, filled with the usual mall-goers: scary-looking teenagers, older women walking with their armContinue reading “Why Selfies are Problematic (or, Fear and Selfie-Loathing in LA)”

Why I Have Mixed Feelings About My College 4.0

Just a few days ago, I graduated from LSU with a B.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing, a minor in Latin, a thesis under my belt, and a 4.0 cumulative GPA. While I am super stoked about finally being finished with my college career and being awarded a shiny medal for my academic achievements,Continue reading “Why I Have Mixed Feelings About My College 4.0”