Our Big Downsize: How My TBI Pushed Me to Change My Life

Our Big Downsize: How My TBI Pushed Me to Change My Life

Our journey to minimalism started with a crash. I was in a serious, motor scooter accident in October of 2015. I wish I could tell you what exactly happened, but I have no recollection of the actual accident, only waking up on the pavement and blurs of the emergency room. I was wearing a helmet, [...]

Zoomed In: My Macro Obsession

Zoomed In: My Macro Obsession

I love to pretend that I'm an actual photographer. I say pretend, because in reality, the only things I know about the act of photography are from YouTube tutorials. I use a 55mm Nikon D3400 DSLR that's about 3 years old and was on sale at Costco for around $700, and I have a small [...]

“Micro” May Mean “Small,” But Microaggressions Have A Large Impact

“Micro” May Mean “Small,” But Microaggressions Have A Large Impact

Let's talk microagressions. What Is A Microaggression? A recent article on NPR defined microagression as, "veiled, everyday instances of racism, homophobia, sexism (and more) that you see in the world. Sometimes it's an insult, other times it's an errant comment or gesture." (This article is very informative, and I highly recommend that you give it [...]

This Is NOT About You: Ways to Start Becoming a Better White Ally

This Is NOT About You: Ways to Start Becoming a Better White Ally

I have watched in horror this past week as another Black person was murdered by police. This country needs change that is centuries overdue. I have written this post about three times. I wanted to put out something to help educate, but I kept finding myself so angry and exasperated by the idea that people [...]

Bras are Boob Prisons: Why I Stopped Wearing Bras, and Why I Will Never Go Back

Bras are Boob Prisons: Why I Stopped Wearing Bras, and Why I Will Never Go Back

Bras are awful- both metaphorical and physical ones. I was raised Catholic, so I've felt guilty and afraid of my body since the day I was born. That embarrassment grew exponentially when I finally got boobs too. I remember being one of the last girls in my class to start wearing a bra. I used [...]