TW: Eating Disorders and self-harm ideation  I want to preface this piece first by saying that I am okay. I am on a path to healing, and while it may not be linear, I am working on fostering a healthier relationship with food and my body. Reflecting back, quarantine has severely impacted the way IContinue reading “1200”

Self-Love? Let’s talk about it!

Everything started from these apps that help create new habits. It was formed as a challenge that you could do daily to develop a good mentality. It was fun and easy to use, so I decided to take up multiple challenges! One day, with Confident as the theme, I click on them. I simply wantedContinue reading “Self-Love? Let’s talk about it!”

Beauty is Terror

When I was five years old, I believed that America was a beautiful place. Freedom and belief permeated the outdoors while the sun always shined, seemingly to bless us with its very presence. When I was younger, I had believed that America, with its very righteous and democratic thoughts, was the living definition of beauty.Continue reading “Beauty is Terror”

Body Shaming: Should We Be Defining Beauty?

Artwork By: Andrea Orozco Updated: Aug 24, 2020 1. My Cousin My cousin, a sweet, innocent little angel, is ill. “She often looks at celebrities in magazines. They are thin and beautiful, and she just wants to be that kind of star,” my uncle told my mother on the phone. “She started not eating, and wasContinue reading “Body Shaming: Should We Be Defining Beauty?”

ready, smile

I parade around behind my filter put a smile on my foreign face handpick my perceived personality add a touch of constant confidence to cover the lurking self-consciousness lengthen my success like model legs slim down my mistakes like tiny waists lift my past that’s been holding me back smooth anxiety like premature wrinkles eraseContinue reading “ready, smile”

Being an Anxious Introvert

Updated: Jun 24, 2020 The Google definition of an extrovert is “outgoing and socially confident.” I mean, who doesn’t want to be one? On the other hand, many of us have been taught from a young age that being quiet and reserved are negative personality traits. Even if people don’t directly say it, they say thingsContinue reading “Being an Anxious Introvert”

10 Things I Love About My Mind/Brain

Updated: Jul 20, 2020 1. I can always count on it to be there for me. Except for that time I forgot that I left my passport with my counselor, who kept it in the safe, and walked out of camp without my passport. I was on my way to Canada for vacation with my family,Continue reading “10 Things I Love About My Mind/Brain”

Darkness is All-Consuming

3/20/20: Today, I felt as if my emotions were swirling around inside of me, wreaking havoc around my insides. I couldn’t control them, and they destroyed everything. Even my happiness.  I’m not sure where these feelings came from. Perhaps it is the constant pressures of society that continue to plague my dreams. Perhaps it isContinue reading “Darkness is All-Consuming”