Today I spent a good chunk of time rallying support around saving Sarah Lawrence’s study abroad program in Florence. I did something I’ve never done, I started a petition on Change.org, and over the course of nine hours over 400 signatures poured in from around the country. There were names I hadn’t seen in a decade from former professors to classmates. My heart felt so full that so many people felt the way I did about my beloved study abroad program. I recognize the perils of modern activism, which is why I’m working to figure out what to do next […]
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Greetings from Kansas City, KS! My trip has been everything I pictured and every day has taught me something new. Somehow driving alone across the country through the farmland and the rolling hills, everything seems more intense. Sure, I could learn these life lessons at home in Boston. I’m not saying it’s impossible. But out here everything is clear. Sometimes it takes stepping out of my comfort zone to see what was always there right in front of me. When I traveled to Italy at 20, I was struck by the same feeling over again: Remember this. Remember where you […]
Fear wasn’t an emotion that entered my mind when I first had the thought to drive across the country alone. Ever the adventurer, I thought of the towns I would visit, the roads I would drive and the people I would encounter. I wasn’t afraid because I saw no reason to be. My emotions have become more nuanced since that gloomy April day when I first came up with my plan. As a female in the United States, my parents raised me to be cautious when it comes to the everyday. As a child, I learned to fear strangers who […]
If you’ve turned on your TV or radio lately, you may have noticed that New England just got hit by a huge blizzard, which left behind about two feet of snow in Boston. I haven’t seen this much snow from one storm in over ten years, which, OK, makes me feel kind of old. Though my husband and I have been stuck in our apartment for most of yesterday and all of today, I went outside this afternoon to capture a few photos to share.
When I wrote about my pants phobia, I didn’t expect so many women to feel the same frustrations about finding the right pair of pants. I myself have exactly two pairs of pants that fit properly and the rest are too big, too long or just never fit in the first place. After sifting through a pile of castaways made up of old dress pants and torn jeans, I couldn’t help but to wonder if there was a better way to shop for pants. Don’t get me wrong, I do love wearing pants, but I do not love trying on […]