A Letter to My Childhood Bullies: Here’s What You Taught Me

To My Childhood Bullies, You know who you are. Or at least I hope you know who you are. You came into my life quickly and suddenly. Before you latched on, I was an outgoing child. I made friends frequently and easily. I was bright and curious about life.  You are the bullies who have … Continue Reading

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I’m Glad I Made the Worst Mistake of My Life

This article is a part of the #ShareWhatMatters campaign, a movement dedicated to sharing positivity, gratitude, activism and the stories that really matter.  Once upon a time, when I was 16, I made a bad decision. A really bad decision. I was naïve, and trusting, and simply put; I was young. It was a decision … Continue Reading

Not Everyone is Going to Like You, and That’s OK

I sit here writing with a face full of make-up that I’m trying desperately not to stain with tears.  “Suck it up,” I say to myself.  “Please try not to let it bother you,” my loving mother encouraged to me on the phone, just twenty short minutes ago.  “People are just so mean,” she said. … Continue Reading