The Commodification of Social Justice

  Walking into NYC’s flagship Bulletin store on Broadway and 17th street, you are inundated with vibrant yellows and pinks, edgy fashion, and cute trinkets. But these are not just any pieces of trendy clothing and accessories, they brandish feminist slogans and liberal jargon across them.  The store holds denim jackets with “the future is… Continue reading The Commodification of Social Justice

Why I Stopped Going Out with Guys Who Hit on Me

The following post exhibits heteronormativity based on heterosexual personal experiences, but is not meant to minimize the experiences of other forms of sexuality As an insecure teenager, I was never obsessed with having a boyfriend, but I did wish boys were more interested in me than they were at the time. I was mainly focused… Continue reading Why I Stopped Going Out with Guys Who Hit on Me

Born of 1998

To be born at the turn of the millennium Is to have lived in two centuries But have no recollection of one Yet still be grouped with the negatively connoted “Millennials” To start preschool the day of 9/11 Is to grow up with a security obsessed government Without knowing the freedom that was allowed prior… Continue reading Born of 1998

Why Having Anorexia Made Me a Diehard Feminist

I am a diehard feminist. Here's why you should be too. The first time I ever really thought about the oppression of women was sophomore year of high school. I was taking AP European history and my teacher did an excellent job of highlighting the oppression of minorities and women throughout history. I had never… Continue reading Why Having Anorexia Made Me a Diehard Feminist

Did the Disney Princesses give me Anorexia?

As easy as it might be to say yes, the answer is no, not exactly. It’s a little more complicated than that. Where do I even begin? Recently I picked up Cinderella Ate My Daughter from my local library and got through it in no time. This compelling read by Peggy Orenstein highlights what it’s… Continue reading Did the Disney Princesses give me Anorexia?