Category: Personal Thoughts

On Meanness and Saying Less: An Open Letter to Daniel Caesar

In a perfect world, we would all be nice to each other. But the sad reality is that, in the age of the internet especially, no one has an obligation to be nice to you. No two people are likely to completely agree on everything, and that’s okay. What makes people angry, and consequently mean,... Read more »

TWIL: Samantha Irby Is My Hero

I don’t even know where to begin. I’ve been influenced and inspired by many people over time, but boy howdy. Last year, when I decided I was going to start reading more frequently, I came across a bright yellow book of essays with a picture of a wet cat on the front. Open to just... Read more »

TWIL: I’m Too Easily Discouraged

As I’ve said before, I’m not good at sticking to “New Years resolutions,” or anything even remotely similar to one. When I started this blog, my intention was to come up with a new post every week. I figured a week would give me enough time to come up with ideas, sit and mull over... Read more »

My (Current) Musical Obsession

Every so often, I get completely drawn into a body of music. There’s no particular standard of relevance – it could be an old album, a song from a movie soundtrack that relates to a current life situation, or something I heard in a Vine. Whatever it is, I end up keeping it on repeat... Read more »

TWIL: Not to Be Intimidated by New Experiences

When the clock struck midnight signaling the arrival of the new year, everyone was, naturally, in the spirit of celebration. My neighborhood was illuminated by nearby fireworks, my family texted me their “happy new year” messages, and, according to their Snapchat stories, my friends were having an abundantly good time. I, however, was asleep on my... Read more »