Indulgence

The other night, I took a bath. I used a bath bomb and sat until the water grew cold, and then I sat some more, letting the aromas wash over me and ignoring my scattered thoughts. I shaved and moisturized and ran my hands over my silky smooth skin. I whitened my teeth and French-braided … More Indulgence

Graduation

We took so many pictures, of marching to Pomp and Circumstance. Walking down to accept our diplomas. Throwing our royal blue caps in the air. And just like that, we are no longer children. To ourselves maybe, but not to those watching. Truly, I think we’re all kinda lost. We don’t know where we’re heading, … More Graduation

Welcome

welcome to high school. this is a place where no one looks forward to life anymore. where everyone has senioritis and bored faces and we all just go through the motions. a place where people contemplate suicide daily, because no matter how beautiful their lives are, their minds are messes. where you’re labeled a “slut” … More Welcome

Authenticity

I lie to myself sometimes to put on an even better face for others. I say that I have a perfect, all-American family that my friends are always there as soon as I need them that I’m completely confident in how I look and accept my beauty graciously. But what you don’t know, is that the … More Authenticity

Free Spirit

I want you all to know that I’m happy. I’m confused, and I’m busy, and I’m tired, but I’m happy. I’m still in love with everything, and I’m still bubbly and suntanned and wistful. Sometimes I just need to breathe, I guess. I have to take awhile to find myself, to relax, to have peace. … More Free Spirit