Photo Essay: A Day in the Life with Mental Illness

One in five Americans lives with a mental illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness¬†(NAMI), yet there is often a lack of empathy found in discussions surrounding these life-altering ailments. There can be too much emphasis on diagnostic labels instead of putting each person as an individual first.¬† Dionne Mobley, 49, loves to… Continue reading Photo Essay: A Day in the Life with Mental Illness

Korean Binge-Eaters Become YouTube Mainstream

With a Chick-fil-A bag perched on the table in front of her, Trisha Paytas opens her YouTube video announcing that she had a rough day. She starts eating her spicy chicken sandwich and shares with her audience that she has been emotional eating recently. The 27-minute video of her eating and talking has almost half… Continue reading Korean Binge-Eaters Become YouTube Mainstream

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?

Reflections, Post-Election

I almost have no words for how I feel right now. Except for I do. Right now, I feel depressed, frustrated, angry, hopeless, and that my faith in America has been lost. At the same time, I feel a sense of unity through the bringing together of so many people I know who do not… Continue reading Reflections, Post-Election