FLORIDA’S ‘DON’T SAY GAY BILL’ IS NOT OKAY

Following his election in 2020, Joe Biden began acting to protect LGBTQ+ rights. On the first day of his administration, he passed the executive order “directing all federal agencies to recognize that existing federal bans on sex discrimination protect against LGBTQ discrimination as well.” (ACLU). In January of the same year, Biden repealed the transgenderContinue reading “FLORIDA’S ‘DON’T SAY GAY BILL’ IS NOT OKAY”

WHY I DELETED TIKTOK

In 2019, I made the choice to download the up-and-coming app TikTok. Like its antecedent Musical.ly, I assumed TikTok would be another entertaining pastime that would provide a creative outlet and area to explore a new online community. And for a time, that is exactly what it was. 2019 was a year I consider toContinue reading “WHY I DELETED TIKTOK”

ENTITLED TO NOTHING

The feature of entitlement is one so surreptitious, but also commonplace nowadays. It is not exactly narcissistic nor patronizing, but something more intricate, difficult to recognize. Entitlement, like other deep-seated qualities, often goes unnoticed as it has become so habitual and almost necessary in society. The awareness I have cultivated for this particular feature, whetherContinue reading “ENTITLED TO NOTHING”

HISTORY IN THE MAKING

History is a complex and multi-faceted subject. It is literally and simply defined as the past: past events, significant figures of the past, and the past decisions which have created the circumstances in which the world lives today. However, with history being focused on the past, it is natural to ignore the fact that theContinue reading “HISTORY IN THE MAKING”

SUSTAINABILITY: ALL OR NOTHING

‘Black and white thinking’ is defined as “a thought pattern that is characterized by thinking in absolutes”. This way of thinking, although potentially extremely harmful, has become commonplace in many topics of discussion and debate in recent times. It can be seen through political polarization, religious acceptance, and ethical decisions. Many times, an individual isContinue reading “SUSTAINABILITY: ALL OR NOTHING”

TEENS ARE NOT READING

Today was the perfect day to sit outside under a shady tree and read a good book. Reading is one of my favorite pass times and although I don’t get as much time as I would like to read for leisure, I fully understand the importance of reading and the wisdom it can impart onContinue reading “TEENS ARE NOT READING”

GLOBAL SIGNIFICANCE

The world moves very quickly and sometimes it is difficult to keep up. Just this past weekend, so much has changed and altered the lives of a massive amount of people. The thing is though, however surreal it may seem, that most people have no clue about what is going on around the world. Now,Continue reading “GLOBAL SIGNIFICANCE”

THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Social media is what I would call a “necessary evil”. For most of us, it’s the first thing we check in the morning and the last thing we look at before going to sleep. The world is always moving, and at times, it can seem like the less time you spend scrolling, the more youContinue reading “THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA”

THE “P WORD”

For as long as I can remember, there have been two things you should never talk about. Religion and politics. It’s understandable why these two topics are avoided. Often, when a conversation about religion or politics is started, people get angry and confrontational. In theory, yes, it may not be the most appropriate dining tableContinue reading “THE “P WORD””

THE BEST AND WORST FASHION TRENDS OF 2020

One of my favorite hobbies is experimenting with my style and planning outfits that I have fun wearing. Since the 19th century, people have been doing the exact same things and from poodle skirts to neon to latex, different products have taken to the runway through each decade. The past ten years have been fullContinue reading “THE BEST AND WORST FASHION TRENDS OF 2020”