One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter is a collection of essays written by Scaachi Koul, and by collection of essays, I mean gems crafted to shine some light in the world. Scaachi’s essays range on topics from dreadful weddings, less than relaxing vacations, the middle school anxiety we have… Continue reading A colorful reflection
I love well-meaning white folks. Like the ones who tell me I’m articulate or who remind me quite often at how not racist they are. The ones who use that infamous quote from The Help. “You is kind. You is smart. And you is important.” I love a good story where black people’s main role… Continue reading Well-Meaning White Folks
A while ago, I read one of the most beautiful books, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous (featured in my book recommendations about moms this week). The structure of the novel is a letter written to the protagonist’s mother. He shares his pain and her pain through his eyes. It’s an interesting dynamic when it feels… Continue reading We’re forever gorgeous
An important conversation happening more prominently today is the one about mental health and May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It’s no longer a belief of a divide between the crazy people and the normal people. I wonder how different the world would be if so many hurt people treated their mental health as well… Continue reading Who Is Allowed To Experience Trauma?
So I read this book, I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver. I haven’t read a YA book in a while (and by while I mean a few months). This one is definitely stereotypical easy read about basic high school life with an uncomplicated storyline. What sets it apart, though, is that the… Continue reading I Hope This Book Becomes Boring One Day
I like video games. I wouldn’t say I like video games as much as normal people who like video games, but I like them more than people who don’t like video games. They’re cool. I like playing (although I’m not very good) and watching other people play sometimes. Virtual reality is a whole other ball… Continue reading DuBois and Virtual Reality
Lately, books have been leaving me more confused about life than helping me to seek clarity. But I guess that is more of a sign of growth than anything. What I’m talking about today isn’t as profound as finding meaning in human connection, rather than division, as the books I have been reading lately have… Continue reading What Women Want
Warning: Contains spoilers for the novel Beneath the Attic by V.C. Andrews
I know one of my first post for the year was about setting my intention for this year and my word was expansion. I think setting intentions is a great concept that I would really like to follow in my life, but limiting my intention to just one word, or limiting my year to just… Continue reading What Source Are You Connecting To?
There is no doubt that Amy Poehler is hilarious, and not even in the sense that she’s hilarious for a woman. I enjoy a lot of her work and writing. Except Parks and Rec. You’ve heard me ramble about my thoughts about The Office. Although I feel like I would enjoy Parks and Rec more… Continue reading Until Someone Slips on a Banana Peel