Unpacking the Self-Love Ideology

Whenever I think about Self-love, I imagine Julia Roberts riding her bicycle in Europe and eating hella food in “Eat, Pray, Love.” Confession: I love this extremely-white and unrealistic movie for me (she made Europe look so fun). Look, I definitely bought into this whole Self-love movement. I’m all about women’s empowerment and healing but,…

Pitfalls & Eclipses

It’s hard to believe that I’m sitting here listening to a white woman sing about her emotions. That goes against almost everything I stand for but – that woman happens to be Fiona Apple. It’s hard to hate her. Even when I’m the exact opposite of her and her vulnerability is accepted upon first glance-…

Some Reflective Thoughts on 2020

As the year comes to a close, many thoughts fill the inside of my skull. The first being an epiphany, “I survived.” The other being the phrase: “I am grateful.” It’s hard for me to gauge where to start when thinking about all we have endured this year. It has been a year of pain,…

Honoring, You

A song that’s been on repeat for me is called “Enough” by Kelela, ft. Ahya Simone. As she sings into my ears while the harp follows her melodies, I can’t do anything except feel at peace. She whispers towards the end, “Just hold on… hey” and it plays through my ears like a distant lullaby-…

Fooly Cooly Creativity

Fooly Cooly or FLCL reminds me of how absurd anime can get. I had no idea what I was getting into when I started watching this 6 episode anime from the year 2000. In short, the anime itself is a sensory overload. It’s jam-packed with imagery, symbolism, over-arching themes of creativity, and a bunch of…

Reflections

As we go through this pandemic, millions of thoughts have passed through our minds. I can only tell my story about how I’m dealing with it– but it’s going rather well? I think a lot what I’m feeling in terms of emotions has manifested through a creative lens. Also, a grateful attitude. I’ve been lucky…

Hook-up Culture: Mid 20s Edition

Right when you become a teenager, you start a “sexual” journey that inevitably becomes confusing because everyone does it differently. A lot of the times we are influenced by mass-media that tells you; you have to fall in love and then the sex happens. But what happens when you’re hella horny? That’s when it becomes…