permutations and God

one of my favorite things to talk about is synchronicity. i adore hearing magical stories about coincidences put in place by God; they remind me of how involved the Divine is with everyday human life. on monday, i had tutoring for math, except i had no motivation to be tutored. usually, i have things to…

the first installment of #debunked

welcome to #debunked, where in each edition i debunk a myth! in this week’s edition, we are talking about veganism, specifically, how many believe that it is too expensive to be a practical lifestyle. i’ve thought about this a lot, and i think the number one reason why people think being vegan is too expensive is…

one year as a vegan

it’s so hard finding the right words for this piece. when i sit down to write, words typically just flow in a somewhat effortless pattern of linguistic construction. this is different. maybe it’s because i’m writing about a topic that means so much to me that i don’t even know how to put it in…

confirmation

in school, freshman year to be exact, we take this class about the catholic faith (i go to a catholic school). i am not catholic (i’m episcopalian, as some of you may know), but this was a required class to take. besides, the catholic/episcopalian denominations have their fair share of similarities, so i was able…

my birth control experience

[i am not a professional, so please do not take my advice/experience too seriously! this is purely what i went through and how i handled it, so please consult a doctor or professional before making any serious lifestyle changes.] something i don’t really talk about much is my struggle with acne. it is indeed a big…

not one step back

Standing in solidarity with my sisters and brothers: making history.

a twenty-sixteen introspection

my life changed more than ever in 2016. in 2016, i started this blog, went vegan, made an a in two of my hardest classes, grew in my spirituality, and learned to love myself. i’d say that the first half of 2016 was much better than the second half, though, because this year was not all…

an ode to mother nature

nature sometimes joins her effects and her appearances to our acts with a sort of serious and intelligent appropriateness, as if she would compel us to reflect. -victor hugo, les misérables you come from nature. i come from nature. think about how sacred and beautiful that is. one of the greatest scientific laws states that…

how a bad day turned into my catalyst

i try my hardest to stay positive and to not let myself drown in worries or doubts. i really do. and for a 15 year old, i’d hope i do a pretty good job. but today sucked. it really sucked. and it’s only tuesday. today, i failed a test, got a zero on a huge assignment…