Lately, I've been trying to prioritize my mental and physical well-being, because I know, returning to my office job for the summer is going to be draining. I'm not made for sitting at a desk for 8 hours and doing the same repetitive tasks all week (but hey, I filled my phone with philosophy, culture, … Continue reading rethinking the hustle
hi! i've been gone. but i'm here. and i'm officially done third year! as of, like a week ago, but yeah! it's pretty bittersweet, honestly, because i don't want my university experience to be over. it feels like it's just picking up. that's probably partially why i want to go to grad school - i … Continue reading wrapping up third year + looking ahead!
ARTIST'S STATEMENT: Taking inspiration from Jo Spence’s self-representative photography collection, Narratives of Disease (cw: nudity), I wanted to provide insight to my relationship to and with chronic illness using both photography and my body as materials to present my lived experience. Through these photographs, I illustrate six specific themes or emotions that are most … Continue reading (in)visible illness
There are several artists I've paid special attention to in one of my (arts-based learning) classes. I feel like Karolyn Gehrig needs to be mentioned, along with her #HospitalGlam project, because the idea behind it, of making invisible illness visible, has been something I've wanted to work with for a long time. Here is more … Continue reading art & illness
After taking a much needed break from in Instagram in November and December, I decided to write a follow up post to this one, where I talked about social media + authenticity. As with everything, I struggle with anxiety and overthinking things that are seemingly as simple as social media. So I'm going to write … Continue reading why i took a break from social media
2017 was a wild year. Although it was tumultuous and often anxiety inducing on a global scale, good things still came of it. Personally, as usual, it was a year of many highs and lows, but overall, it was pretty great! There is too much to say about it! I moved in with Sky, got … Continue reading 12 Things 2017 Taught Me
and now i've written about it, my goals for it, and the writing process that brought it to life
and now that my final projects are handed in (a day early even!) I'm back to blogging since school has taken priority for the last few weeks! after writing for the last few weeks non-stop I don't know why I'm choosing my first day off to do this post, but here I am!!! anyway- this … Continue reading I survived first term!
I know I said I'd write a post on epilepsy awareness. But this has been pressing on me, so it is taking precedence. Firstly - after having tried to edit this for coherence, I am going to state this: This may read more like a diary entry, of scattered, unorganized thought. But. There have been … Continue reading we do not always look like the heroes you want us to be
The great debate: Is diabetes a disability? Every document, or theory about disability, that I've ever read mentions diabetes as a disability, as kind of a "hey, bet you didn't know this is a disability too!" way, after listing what our common perception of disabilities are. However, in reality, it apparently isn't so straightforward. At … Continue reading Diabetes Awareness Month: Part 2