This year has not been an easy one. Or the year before that, or the year before that one.
What can I do? The question I keep asking myself, as an American, in this political climate of Trump vs. The World.
Ah, February. The smell of chocolate (and bitterness) is in the air as millions prepare for the most romantic day of the year.
The first singer I’ve ever idolized deeply was FKA Twigs. It was in my senior year of high school when I first heard one of her singles, “Two Weeks.” I then proceeded to obsess over her music and life for a year.
On any average day, you’ll find me watching Youtube videos that include clothing hauls, makeup tutorials, and lifestyle vlogs from fashionistas. I’ve been doing this on a semi-regular basis since middle school.
An idea that I’ve had to grapple with was the saying that “family is forever.” I’ve made many friends over the years, and many of them have faded from my life. I’ve learned that although I considered close friends to be my family, it’s always possible that those friendships can end.
From the time I was in middle school, it was made clear to me that I would attend college, there was no question about it.
In September of 2015, I put up Margin’s first editor’s letter and held my breath. This September marks Margins’ first year anniversary!
If there’s one thing I’ve learned from debating, it is that it is important to listen and learn, even if I don’t agree.
For about the past six years, I’ve been steadily gaining weight as I stepped out of childhood and into adulthood (currently I’m eighteen years old). As a kid, I was relatively skinny. I didn’t know that–I was generally bigger than the other kids; I compared myself to them.
Trigger Warning: Rape, Sexual Assault After seeing Brock Turner’s face on my news feed countless times, I started to feel exhausted. Then I realized it was because I didn’t want to hear about him anymore.
When I wake up on some mornings, I like looking at the light that parts through my purple curtains and high windows. It is simple, but it is really beautiful. I think that’s what light does. It can make the ordinary extraordinary.