Why does my naturally, curly hair offend you? Does the color of my brown skin make you uncomfortable? Does my intelligence threaten you? Do my emotions intimidate you? Do you even want me to be confident and true to myself?
In one of my previous blogs I discussed my recent feelings of Impostor Syndrome as a new transfer student this semester. An article from The Chronicle defines impostor syndrome as “an internal experience of intellectual phoniness”. As the semester slowly comes to an end I have been reflecting on it and how my feelings of […]Read More Reflecting on My First Semester at JMU
Last week I stumbled across the Victoria’s Secret PINK GRL PWR event at Grafton-Stovall Theatre. It featured a panel of strong likeminded women with the common goal to celebrate, support, and inspire girls everywhere. I had no idea what I had gotten myself into before walking through those huge movie theatre doors, but let me […]Read More If You Want It, Take It
This year has been a big one for me. I have felt myself be challenged. I have learned more than I ever thought possible. And I have become confident in myself in ways I never thought were going to be possible for me. Going into senior year, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. But […]Read More The Year of Robin
This past week, I came across an article written by Charles J Orlando entitled “Ladies please stop doing this on Instagram” on the Thought Catalog. These are my personal thoughts, interpretation of the piece, and response to it. I’ve been taking a lot of self portraits lately… or, rather, selfies. Sometimes, I even upload the ones I […]Read More Ouch, Charlie: A Response
Happy Birthday Audrey Hepburn! What would have been this icon’s 85th birthday today, Google has honored her with their Google drawing for the day: So I’m sure you’re wondering why does it matter that it’s Audrey Hepburn’s birthday today. Well, I guess it really doesn’t, but I thought what better way to end my semester […]Read More Quick Hit: Happy Birthday Audrey Hepburn and farewell ShoutOut! readers!