Once upon a time, in the magical era of the early 2010s, I set out to either write for or create my own blog a la Jezebel or xoJane. I was almost there, working for a fantastic start up writing passionately about pop culture, feminism and sustainability, submitting pieces to other rad blogs, and meandering […]Read More Reintroducing Myself
The anniversary of my brother’s passing was on Monday. This year, I didn’t do anything on social media. No childhood photos, no tributes, no music videos from singers and bands he loved. I usually find it to be cathartic. However, this year, the feelings have been different. This year, it wasn’t simply “I miss Matty, […]Read More World Mental Health Day 2018: Letting Go of Guilt and Grief
It was announced today that Bobbi Kristina Brown’s family may (some sources say definitely, others say it’s a rumor) take the 21-year-old off life support on February 11th, the third anniversary of her mother’s death. Whitney Houston drowned on February 11th, 2012. Bobbi Kristina Brown was found unresponsive in a tub on January 31st, and […]Read More Leave Bobbi Kristina Brown Alone. Seriously.
I am usually a big fan of Valentine’s Day. Although I’m always single on the day, I usually find a way to make it fun–celebrate my other single friends by going out to dinner and a movie, give them little gifts. Make valentines for everyone I know. Celebrate myself by buying something I normally wouldn’t […]Read More Valentine’s Day Pressure is Bullshit
Nice try, Cosmopolitan.com. Perhaps author Anna Breslaw was trying to be funny, but the list of “10 Reasons Sleeping With a Husky Guy Is The Best” really isn’t. I stumbled upon it on Facebook last night, and clicked, thinking it would be nice. Instead, it was rife with awful jokes and tired stereotypes (guhuhuh, you […]Read More BREAKING: Men have body image issues!
During the redesign of LivLuna earlier this year, I had the task of deciding which posts would appear on the new LivLuna and which ones would not. When it came to my short series about dealing with my brother’s very unexpected death at the age of 30 last October, I opted not to move them. […]Read More Dealing With Death: One Year Later