Life as a Writer and Creator with Depression: A Reflection

Depression is something I have struggled with for a while, it was never the easiest thing to help those in my life truly understand, as well as myself, so to give my  heart and mind some sort of healing, I would write about everything, especially about my depression. My grandmother had been sick with cancer, … Continue reading Life as a Writer and Creator with Depression: A Reflection

But I Don’t Want to Teach: A Meditation on Graduating with an English Degree

In just two short weeks, I will be walking across the stage at commencement. I will have a huge grin on my face, searching the crowed for my family, and praying to every God imaginable that I don’t trip. I will be ecstatic that I have finally accomplished my dream. All of that is to … Continue reading But I Don’t Want to Teach: A Meditation on Graduating with an English Degree

Let’s talk John Green: A Look at Writing, Perspective, and Representation

So why do you read? In the world of novel readers, many people will tell you they read to expand their view of the world, to escape, or to connect. While I read for all reasons, there is something really special about reading and seeing myself represented, and I’m sure others will agree. There is … Continue reading Let’s talk John Green: A Look at Writing, Perspective, and Representation

Why You Should Look Back at the Stories You Wrote as a Kid

  Ah, kids.  They say the craziest things.  They also tell the most interesting, compelling stories that make absolutely no sense at all.  Or at least, I did when I was a kid. I have a box in my basement that’s just full of weird stories I wrote when I was younger—a kingdom of cats … Continue reading Why You Should Look Back at the Stories You Wrote as a Kid