Where is Mental Health Pride Month?

As I sit in my NYC studio apartment with a view overlooking Union Square Park, I am proud to live in a place that is so accepting of diversity. For the whole month of June, the areas I frequent in lower Manhattan have been inundated with rainbow symbols, flags, and displays showing support for the… Continue reading Where is Mental Health Pride Month?

First Dog-Friendly Café Saves Rescues Along the Way

On a scorching Saturday afternoon, dog lovers flocked to NYC’s first dog-friendly café located in the East Village for the cool drinks, friendly company, and an adoption event. Boris & Horton opened in January as a coffee shop that allows owners to bring their dogs. The Tiffany-blue coated walls hold separate spaces for where their… Continue reading First Dog-Friendly Café Saves Rescues Along the Way

Lighting Up NYC, from Theaters to Business

Herrick Goldman, 48, is a lighting designer in New York City who resides in Brooklyn                 You were originally born in NYC, but grew up in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. What made you move back here? My dad grew up here and went to NYU. My mom went to Columbia.… Continue reading Lighting Up NYC, from Theaters to Business

Night Court in the City that Never Sleeps

A thin, dark-haired woman wearing a red flowered dress perched on a dark wooden bench, rocking back and forth, a concerned look expressed across her face. Amid the high ceilings and dark wooden paneling, the woman appeared small compared to the power of the criminal justice system at 100 Center St. in downtown Manhattan.  … Continue reading Night Court in the City that Never Sleeps

A New Yorker’s Guide to Living with Mental Illness

As some of you may know, two months ago I moved to New York City as I transferred colleges to pursue my studies in journalism. I am currently on spring break and, for the first time since I moved to NYC, I am back in my hometown in the Chicago suburbs. I had not anticipated… Continue reading A New Yorker’s Guide to Living with Mental Illness

Thoughts on NEDA Week From a Recovering Anorexic

This week is National Eating Disorders Awareness (NEDA) week, put on by the National Eating Disorder Association. NEDA week is supposed to be about raising awareness for eating disorders, an important and worthy cause. However, I have never in my three years of recovery felt entirely comfortable with the execution of this week. My first… Continue reading Thoughts on NEDA Week From a Recovering Anorexic

What No One Tells You About Eating Disorder Recovery

Wow, February is going by fast. At the beginning of the month I was so on top of writing on my blog, but then school got so busy! I have still been writing a lot, but most of it has been for class and my school’s student newspaper. It has been great getting real journalism… Continue reading What No One Tells You About Eating Disorder Recovery

Vlogger Style

Tonight's post is going to be vlogger style. If you are not familiar with this term because you are still living in 1999, it means video blogger. And if you don't know what video and blogger mean, I am really confused as to how you are reading this. But at any rate, tonight's blog is… Continue reading Vlogger Style

Living My Best Life

My life is not perfect, but for the first time in a long time I am feeling content. Yes I still have my issues, illnesses, and ailments, but I made a big decision to transfer schools and have no regrets. I was so unhappy at my previous institutions and today has just really validated my… Continue reading Living My Best Life

Is this Journalism?

As I sit in my NYU apartment nestled in among the hub bub of a New York City Friday night, I am wondering to myself, am I already a journalist or is that still something I am aspiring to be? In my journalism class we have been discussing what constitutes journalistic work and what is… Continue reading Is this Journalism?