“You care a lot about what people think. That’s a problem.”

She’s back and she’s got a therapist! (who is to be credited for the title of this post) I have officially lived two full weeks in California. And I still don’t know what to blog about. That’s not entirely true, actually. I have a lot that I want to write about but no idea whereContinue reading ““You care a lot about what people think. That’s a problem.””

You may not be wrong but you are probably mistaken

No blog in three weeks makes Jack a dull boy. (See what I did there?) But honestly y’all it has been a minute. I’m sure you’re thinking my hiatus was because of the usual cocktail of anxiety and depression but boy do I have great news for you. It wasn’t! I’ve been very busy andContinue reading “You may not be wrong but you are probably mistaken”

humanhumanehumanity

Isolation’s effects sit heavy on my chest, generalizing strangers and vilifying friends, sending me into a depressive state spiraling signaling virtues that never extend past advocacy. Stagnant social media activism offers the same bitter aftertaste as the injustices it supposedly opposes and when nothing improves aside from the number of humanitarian hashtags we bask inContinue reading “humanhumanehumanity”

Ignorance is bliss but knowledge is power

Today is Juneteenth. A day when, 155 years ago, the last enslaved people in Galveston, Texas found out about their emancipation. A day that came two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation had already freed them (on paper) from slave owners. Today, amid police brutality, rampant racism, the lynchings of black men deemedContinue reading “Ignorance is bliss but knowledge is power”

Exhaust your opposition, not yourself

The last three weeks have been hard. Between the horrific instances of police brutality, the global protests supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, and the breakout of proud racism and ignorance in Buffalo, there’s been a lot to take in and a lot to stand up for. And I am so proud. I’m so proudContinue reading “Exhaust your opposition, not yourself”

I’m walking on sunshine *whoa* and don’t it feel… lonely?

Two years ago today I was wandering the streets of Athens, pretending that my 1/4 Italian genes and my untamed curls made me blend in with the beautiful Greek people around me. This week, I submitted my final college assignment, paid off my credit card debt, and completed my student loan exit counseling. Equally fulfilling,Continue reading “I’m walking on sunshine *whoa* and don’t it feel… lonely?”