Welcome to the musings, reflections and sometimes witty commentary from a twenty-something millennial learning how to live, not just survive. Feel to reach out via email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Popular daily activities I partake in: singing along to my car radio at an obnoxiously loud volume, annoying people with my Canon T3i Rebel,drinking massive amounts of ice coffee, and playing fetch with Annie, my highly intelligent tabby cat.
Life goals: Write a book, become best friends with Taylor Swift, find my soulmate, embark on a cross country road trip, make my cat a viral internet sensation, and have enough money to gaze into the distance while filling my gas tank
During the day, I manage digital content creation for Penn Rehab in Philadelphia.Feel free to look through my multimedia portfolio! Born in raised in Northeast Philadelphia, my Philadelphia accent is ever-present. I earned my BS in Advertising Communication Arts at St. John’s University in Queens, NY in 2011. During that time I had the amazing opportunity to intern at MTV, Madison Square Garden, Cosmopolitan, and Ladies Home Journal, in addition to serving as the Features Editor of The Torch, the student-run weekly newspaper.
I’ve been fortunate to have my writing appear in a variety of places including:HuffPoWomen, HuffPoGPS for the Soul, HuffPo Comedy, HuffPo Healthy Living,HuffPo College, HuffPo Good News, HuffPo Impact, HuffPo Political, xoJane, Bustle, Elite Daily, Your Tango, Literally Darling, Skirt Collective, Everyday Feminism, Thought Catalog, Psych Central, Yahoo Parenting & USA Today College.
The power of personal experience narratives struck me during junior high, when I discovered non-fiction writing. Being able to feel comforted and relief that others had the some struggles and experiences was an incredible gift. Because someone was able to be brave enough to share their story in some fashion, it provided me sense of empowerment when there was a lack of people around me that could relate to my experiences.
Over the years, I’ve been asked what would possess me to spill my life story all over the internet. In short, I write personal narratives with the hope that someone who is going through something similar may feel less alone with their issues. That even if everyone surrounding them is causing the reader to analyze and second-guess their gut, there is another smoke signal to let them know their not the only person dealing with their conundrums.
There’s been countless nights that I’ve only been consoled after reading essays from no-barrier writers. And while writing is a sense of paying it forward, the process also is another way to connect me with others to feel less alone. Reading emails and comments from others who have stumbled across my writings sharing their similar connection is my favorite activity in the world. Please feel free to drop me line via email at email@example.com.