fem·i·nism noun "the advocacy of women's rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes." Sometimes when I speak on feminism, I feel as though people are actually hearing me say "I hate men", but I don't. As women, I believe that we have a lot to educate people on about gender expectations, but … Continue reading Gender Equality: For Men Too?
"People are like the ocean, you cannot know them by their surface." -Beau Taplin Simone Stevens is a small framed professional dancer with a giggly laugh and the most joyful personality. She is interested in anthropology and cultural backgrounds, and Simone herself has ancestors from Spain, France, and the Cherokee Native American tribe. She has been dancing since … Continue reading Beneath the Surface
“Tell me three things you are thankful for.” Jordan Watson sat across from me and a couple of other girls sprawled across her living room floor. We had been sitting there for a couple of hours, talking, but the conversation had become pretty dark. We had all found ourselves in the same sort of uncomfortable … Continue reading The Practice of Thankfulness
It began on February 20th as I sat in a monastery in Conyers, Georgia. The deep harmonies of monks echoed against stained glass as I sat with brush and paper in hand, desperately trying to feel...not dead. I asked the Lord to give me a picture to paint, but I was really asking him, "Please show me any … Continue reading Self-Compassion
Anxiety. Anxiety. Anxiety. . I have given this word so much importance in my life. I have fed my anxiety so much that it has become a monster that follows me around. Anxieties walk hand in hand with all my insecurities. They won't let me live the life I want, and I know I can … Continue reading Facing Anxiety