Uncategorized

Reflections on Japan 

Japan taught me about privilege, western influence, taking risks, being confident, sad parts of our history, investing in people and in a place, takin...

Forever Duke 

I graduated from Duke a week ago, and until now, I haven’t let myself process it. What did I learn these four years? How have I changed?  But n...

Fire

If there’s one emotion with which I most empathize, it’s disappointment. When people are disappointed, particularly people whom I love so deeply, ...

Asking For Help 

I have a lot of crazy dreams. They’re ideas I’ve floated around in my head for years—careers, accomplishments, lifestyles, opinions. My family k...

On Concerts 

I think concerts are an incredible representation of vulnerability. If I could go to a concert every night, I would. Live music provides an avenue to ...

On Being Strong

“You’re so much stronger than you think,” Mandy, a Pure Barre instructor, says, in the middle of every Pure Barre class. (Pure Barre is a 55-min...

Some Ickiness.

I want to give a heads up to anyone who may be triggered by talking about something sexually traumatizing. But I want to say something. It’s an icky...

An Experiment

I hate New Year’s Resolutions. Mine are often self-absorbed and I never accomplish them. I spend all this time talking about them that they all ...

To Stephen and Johann

I don’t like “going out” when it entails “pre-gaming” by downing a bunch of drinks, going to a sweaty bar to drink more, where the guys are ...

To The Crepe Maker

A few weekends ago, I traveled to Lyon, France with one of my friends (who is ironically named Joy; it was quite a hope and joy filled weekend). The t...