Ornaments of the body

March 30, 2020

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March 30, 2020

Jewelry, the ornaments you wear. With every ring, necklace, earring or bracelet that you drape off your body you choose to further extend a piece of yourself, a piece that glitters, or catches the eye of another,...

March 26, 2020

If you were to take a minute to look up “movies about the 2008 recession”, the search results will probably seem typical for the subject; documentaries or “based on a true story” fiction films about the Wall Stre...

When Daniela Rivero and Brontë Cook began recording “In Between” in May 2018, they had no idea what it would become. All they had was a simple idea: they wanted to talk to people about their lives, their passions...

December 26, 2019

1 Being born in 1998, I consider myself at the end of the 90’s generation - not that I can remember much of it. I was lucky though because the memories I do have are of the pop culture and my experiences growing...

December 3, 2019

The first time I remember carefully watching my food intake was when I was 10 years old. I was in fifth grade, and I started to create a list of foods I was not allowed to eat. It was starting to get so long I sc...

November 23, 2019

Growth: scientifically known as “the process of increasing in physical size.” We know growth as the way the trees grow. The way plants grow. The way flowers grow. I grow too, but not quite as fast, at least not q...

The whole concept that life is continuously changing is something I always knew. From middle school awkward stages, to my rebellious teenage years, to my forward-facing college years, to then later becoming a res...

November 19, 2019

Mother and father come from:

Father comes from far

Father comes from dusty lamps from wooden furniture

From the greenest grass

From cow sheds from pig pens

From Sunday dinners and boarding school

Father comes fro...

November 18, 2019

I recently listened to a podcast where the hosts interviewed a number of people from different stages of life: a 20-year-old, a 40-year old, a 60-year old and so on. Each were asked the same questions: Do you fee...

November 14, 2019

Back in the winter of 2017, pancreas-related surgery complications left me reliant on IV-fluids, unable to eat real food of any kind for 7 weeks straight. One year ago, I wrote a personal essay about that experie...

November 14, 2019

In 2007’s Lars and the Real Girl, the titular Lars (Ryan Gosling), asks his brother Gus (Paul Schneider) when his brother knew he was a man. Gus can’t exactly figure out an answer, having trouble recalling a mome...

November 8, 2019

I’m gonna just say it, breakups SUCK. Especially when it’s your first real relationship. Sure, I had a three-month-long high school fling, but nothing can really compare to your first love. Going through my first...

November 1, 2019

OCT. 1

The last year of my life has really been one uphill climb after another. It has taught me a lot, but the most important lesson I’ve learned is that my life only belongs to me, so I better do everything in...

November 1, 2019

Inside a wall of stone,

Is the demon’s home.

It is his domain,

For centuries it’s been claimed.

He shows you what you love,

To lure you in like a drug

Only to take it away,

All for your dismay.

He feeds on your we...

October 28, 2019

In the 5th grade, I had one last project left before I went to middle school (aka the worst fucking years of my life).

My career choices at the time were limited to three occupations; Broadway Superstar, Lady at t...

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