The Impossible Art of Fiting In

My entire life I’ve longed to fit in somewhere. Like a lost puzzle piece under a carpet… Starting school was weird for me. I always had one best friend and a couple other friends. But I only ever felt like I fit in when I was with that one friend. Around 5th grade I started…

The Promise of a Poem

*First, I would like to say that the cover photo has to do with a good memory I have with my Opa.* This morning I got bored so I decided to look over some of my old writing. As I was shuffling through old poems I found one that stuck out to me that I…

Coming Alive

I have always been the type of person to question everything. Now, I’ve learned to embrace my inquisitive nature. Sometimes, however, when the anxiety and the questioning intertwine I can scare myself a bit. This past week I was driving home from vacation when I started reading the blog of friends brother (It’s really good! Read…

Why?

As a future theater major and aspiring actress “why?” is a word I’ve been hearing an awful lot. Why am I majoring in drama? Why am I trying to move to New York City? Why am I not picking a more “reliable” career path? Why am I not double majoring with something safer? Why do I…

Love, Your Body

My Dearest Mind, We’ve been together for a very long time. We’ve grown up together and been together since the start, but recently I’ve noticed a change. A change in our relationship, something too serious not to speak up about. I’ve felt this build up and I need to ask you now… When did you stop…

Because of Bullies…

Robert Frost said, “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” I saw myself as a victim most of elementary school and middle school. Hell, I saw myself as a victim my freshmen year of high school. I’m not going to…

Words

“There are moments that the words don’t reach. There is suffering too terrible to name.” -Lin Manuel Miranda As a writer and a musician it is rare that there is a point in my life when words fail me. Saturday was one of those rarities. My grandfather passed away Saturday morning. Saturday was spent reflecting and thinking. I replayed…

15 Nostalgia

Tomorrow I turn 16. The big birthday, the one I’ve been dreaming about for years. But today I’m taking some time to reflect on how being 15 has been. This past year has held incredible adventures and incredible hardships. In November two of my friends died in a car crash. Those months were some of…

An Open Letter to the Vandal of Granville High School

  Dear Vandal, I’m sure you weren’t thinking it’d go this far when you wrote the anti-LGBT message on the stall of a restroom. I’m almost sad that you thought you’d get away with something so petty. Yet, here we are. I want to make something completely clear: we will never stop fighting for what we believe…

The Sour Tidings of Family

I called my Grandpa today, it was his birthday. His German accent so thick I strained my ears to make out every word. For the first time I can remember, we talked. Not a deep “tell you all my secrets” talk, but we talked about normal Grandparent/Grandchild things. School, my hobbies. He found a thousand…

Ode To Harper Lee

Today the world lost a great author: Harper Lee. In 1960 she published To Kill a Mockingbird and in 2015 she published Go Set a Watchman. To Kill a Mockingbird was a beautifully written book that commented on the racial segregation in the South in the 1930s. Despite the year the book was set in, racial injustice was still happening…

Presidents Day

Alas, we have reached that one day in the year that we celebrate(ish) presidents and their achievements. For the less cool presidents like Taft you can laugh about the fact he got stuck in his bathtub (which no one has actually proved but let’s not steal his thunder).  America has had some pretty awesome presidents. Washington…