#SixStops: My Perfect day in L.A.

No matter how far I go, Los Angeles will always be home. All of Los Angeles. I had the pleasure of living in several cities across the county (thanks to gentrification) so I have a diverse taste of what I like about the city. LA culture has unequivocally changed but some aspects remain the same….

Ahimsa: Resisting a Culture of Violence

Ahimsa अहिंसा is one of the five yamas, which are the ethical, moral and societal guidelines for yogis. This principle is concerned with the sacredness of all living things and is an effort to avoid causing harm to them. Once accepted to the Mary Byerly School of Yoga in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, I devoted months…

Clingy

4C: My Clingy Love My hair She grows clockwise (And sometimes counter) Because she’s got a custom relationship with time. My hair She reaches upwards (And sometimes away from you) Because her and gravity have a soft understanding, Because she is kin to the light. My hair She never shrinks, she clings Because she wants…

The Healing Power of Plants

If you are ever suffering from grief, the best way to pull yourself out of it is to care for something outside of yourself. Slowly, tenderly, consistently. This is not to say if you’re broken-hearted, you should go out and distract yourself from your pain by showering everyone besides yourself with love and affection. Quite…

Catching Flights with Feeling

For the purposes of this article, I’d like to make a quick distinction between travelling and vacationing. Traveling is the process of venturing to another city or country with the purpose of engaging in a cross-cultural experience. Vacationing is the idea of spending time in another city or country with the purpose of relaxing, touring,…

Love by the Pound

Healing Our Tumultuous Relationship with Food I was recently enjoying a casual scroll through Instagram after a mini-hiatus and noticed an overwhelming number of influencers persuading women to take appetite suppressants and partake in the latest fad diets. I couldn’t help but scoff bitterly at the seeming lack of progress around our societal views on…

Big Bank take Lil’ Bank

Coping with Capitalism & Unemployment There’s no way around it, as of this very moment, we live in a capitalistic, profit-first society. This often manifests as flamboyant riches for some, food insecurity for others; loyalty to brand for some, accountability to neighbor for others; ample access to resources for some and clawing at opportunities for…

So You’ve Aborted Mission…

The shame and silence society blankets over experiences like abortion does nothing to serve the women and girls who experience it. I believe in the power of storytelling. I believe in the power of owning our truth. My hope is that by sharing my story, one person is comforted, seen, empowered, Because if just one…

The Final Withdrawal

Healing After Dating A Sociopath Breakups, in general, suck. Plain and simple. You’re losing a friend, confidant, camping buddy, and so on. However, breaking up with a sociopath is on another level. This is a psychological unraveling that you would think only happens in movies. Once I found out I was dating a sociopath, I…