This Week’s Reads: Psst… They aren’t about llamas or #thedress

This week’s news got totally weird in one day. We went from net neutrality to llamas on loose to the color of a dress in a poorly taken photo. HOW? Anyways,  I decided to avoid those topics because I read a lot of interesting things this week that had nothing to do with either of … More This Week’s Reads: Psst… They aren’t about llamas or #thedress

An Awkward Girl’s Guide to Being Decent on the Internet

So, in light of Keith Olbermann’s recent Twitter rant and subsequent suspension, I thought it was time for an Awkward Girl’s Guide for keeping your human decency on the Internet. It seems like every day I hear a new story about a social media controversy. Young and old people alike seem to have trouble controlling the … More An Awkward Girl’s Guide to Being Decent on the Internet

Creator

Though words have a powerful bit of magic, there are other ways to convey a story. I like to make things: visuals, videos and physical objects that tell stories. From Pinterest projects to logos, when I’m not writing I want to be creating something. The work best with impactful imagery. With training and experience in graphic … More Creator

Awkward Girl

Sometimes I feel unbearably awkward. I don’t hate people… I’m not even always bad with people. I do, however, have some pretty intense anxiety about new people and situations. So I’ve decided that:  I can’t be the only girl struggling with awkwardness. I’m a writer so I should probably write about my struggles. I’m putting … More Awkward Girl

This Week’s Reads: Trying not to overdo the journalism news and the best story yet about #thedress

I am very sorry to have missed my Wednesday tutorial. I was busy preparing some things for Thursday and I just didn’t get to a tutorial. Perhaps next week I will produce the best Awkward Girl’s Guide you’ve ever seen. It seems unlikely but it could happen.  Nonetheless, here I am with my reading list … More This Week’s Reads: Trying not to overdo the journalism news and the best story yet about #thedress

Media Monday: House of Cards finally shows some fair journalists

I am only a little ashamed that I spent all weekend binge watching Season 3 of House of Cards on Netflix. Warning, if you haven’t watched you might find some spoilers in here. I’ve been watch the show since Season 1 where I was fascinated by the seedy world of politics and journalism that was … More Media Monday: House of Cards finally shows some fair journalists

Media Monday: A serious turn for Academy Awards coverage

Leading up to the Academy Awards, there was a lot of attention placed on the gender differences between the way men and women are covered on the red carpet. The movement #AskHerMore gained traction through a lot of online feminist media as a call out journalists to ask women more than what she was wearing … More Media Monday: A serious turn for Academy Awards coverage

This Week’s Reads: You’ll cry, you’ll laugh and then you’ll cry again

It took me a little longer to think of my list this week. I guess there was less that just stood out. However, I read some interesting things and I know I missed a lot of things I wanted to read. I’ll do better next week. Regardless, here it is. 1. My Own Life– Oliver … More This Week’s Reads: You’ll cry, you’ll laugh and then you’ll cry again