For me, it has never been a question of not knowing what I wanted. Don't get me wrong, my preferences have changed exponentially over the years: from the skateboarding, chain-wearing, punk fantasies of my youth to the relaxed, practical, sweater-clad man of my present dreams. The aesthetic I'm looking for changes. The age group I'm … Continue reading Let’s Talk About…: The Heart Knows What It Wants…But It’s Really Not Good For Me
I was born into privilege. Miles from "the hood", was given every opportunity a "white" girl should. Pissed it all away in highschool getting D's and F's, but now I wish I had read those chapters, tried my best. Because the whole rest of the world is desperate for a decent education. Women acidified and … Continue reading I Am The Privileged Minority
This album has gotten me through this emotional time. There's something so reassuring in its meloncholy hopefulness.
This is the post I thought I'd never have to write. I had so much faith in the people living within this country. Even if the race was close, even if for a split second we were afraid he would somehow pull all the stops and nearly succeed, I felt in my heart that there … Continue reading Let’s Talk About…: Trump Won. I’m Terrified. Still, We’ll Get Through This Together.
Ahhh, the holidays. After the sweet, freshness of Spring and the sun-soaked heat of summer, October comes along and lays out the red carpet for four of the biggest holidays in the U.S. - Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. This is meant to be a time of joy, togetherness and memories made! It is … Continue reading Let’s Talk About…: Getting Through the Holidays When You’re Riding Solo
There's something wonderful about walking up to your door after a long day at work to find a freshly arrived box of goodies, waiting for you. Especially when that box says 'Memebox' on it! Memebox is a South Korean beauty supply website that boasts the crème de la crème of their countries skincare and cosmotology products. … Continue reading Let’s Open…: Meme Box Haul and My Sheet Mask Obsession
I want you to close your eyes for a moment and ruminate on a single word: facial. I'd like to think that this particular word resonates positively with most people. Visions of creamy, sweet-smelling balms and lotions, well-trained hands massaging the tightness out of neglected cheeks and the comforting, empowering knowledge that you're pampering yourself … Continue reading Let’s Talk About…: Facials and Our Expectations vs. Reality
There are two people, making out, sitting behind me on the bus. I didn't intend to make myself privy to their existence, but the darkness beyond the glass gives the windows a mirror-like quality and my peripheral vision had other plans for me. I was first struck with an acute discomfort at this knowledge. I … Continue reading Life on Planet Mars: The Sound of Silence
Before this point in my life, death was a fleeting thought. Death happened to other people, in other families that weren't mine and it never happened within my immediate sphere of existence. My understanding of the phenomenon was abstract and foggy, at best, and I have been blessed with 22 years of ignorant bliss in … Continue reading Life On Planet Mars: Suddenly, Death Is Everywhere
Love is in the air! I recently had the opportunity to attend and shoot some photos at my cousin's wedding. Cousin Lacey and Craig had both their ceremony and reception in a lovely hotel courtyard, overlooking Pismo Beach, CA. It had rained the day before, but the weather for the wedding was truly glorious, and … Continue reading Life On Planet Mars: Cousin Lacey Jay and Craig’s Wedding~