25 Things About Me

Greetings! If your day has been anything like mine, you might be wanting to crawl back into bed and staying there until tomorrow. Apparently that’s not such a good idea when you have papers to write and books to read. Boo.

My brain is functioning with a low hum today so I figured I’d do something a bit simple for this post. I’m going to tell you 25 things about myself (because I’m sure you’re just dying to know more) so yeah.

1. I drink my tea with 3 scoops (mounds*) of sugar

2. I’ve never hit the snooze button before

3. My favorite Christmas song is Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

4. I LOVE CHRISTMAS

5. I have 8 different journals

6. My favorite band is The 1975

7. I’m a vegetarian

8. I love thunderstorms

9. Pancakes over waffles. Always.

10. I’m a huge Harry Potter nerd

11. I can’t play any musical instruments

12. My favorite app is Twitter (duh)

13. I love the smell of Menards & Home Depot

14. I’m terrified of ladybugs

15. I can juggle

16. One of my favorite stores is Lush

17. I have 3 pups (whom I love and miss very very much)

18. My first car was named Luna. She didn’t last very long. Miss you girl.

19. I would eat a diet consisting only of raspberries and cheesecake if I could

20. I’ve  been to 6 concerts

21. My favorite movie is 500 Days of Summer

22. I’m a night owl

23. I can crack just about every knuckle/joint in my body. Even my elbows. I’m incredible.

24. I think deer are so stinkin’ cute

25. I can’t live without my chapstick

Ok so that was much harder than I thought! Hopefully you learned a bit more about me friends! I’ll see ya next time.

 

I Feel Like Dancing

HAPPY FRIDAY ONCE AGAIN! Today is a beautiful day and I am filled with happiness. I decided against having a feminist rant today and instead I made a video of me dancing to Bad Reputation. Because this is one of my feminist anthems. And also because Joan Jett is awesome.

I know you’ll be blown away by my wonderful dance skills, but if for some reason you’re not, just enjoy watching me make a complete fool out of myself!

Have a lovely weekend! xx

Body Positivity & Loving Yourself

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Do you ever have those days where you feel as if you just don’t fit your body? It’s hard to explain it in writing, but you notice all of the little things about yourself and pick them apart? And there’s that part of you that thinks to yourself “Stop this! You’re totally awesome the way you are and what you’re doing is silly,” but you just cannot stop? I’ve had my fair share of those days in the past, to the point where mirrors became more of a distortion than a reflection. I’ve nitpicked just about everything there was to nitpick, over and over again.

There’s an odd weight lifted off of my shoulders when I type that out. I’ve struggled with my body and my image far too much in the past and I’d be lying if I said it were an easy thing to overcome. But I know that I’m not the only person who’s felt unwanted in their own skin, so hopefully any tidbit of advice I have can be beneficial to someone else.

There are certain things that I started to do to make me like my body and my appearance more. The very first thing had to do with how I was feeling inside. Try your best to stop being so negative about yourself; of course there are things that you won’t like about yourself but there is no reason to constantly beat yourself up over it. Loving yourself sounds so easy but it’s genuinely one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to learn. I realized one day that while I was so worried about how everyone else saw me, I never gave any attention to myself. Trying to please everyone else isn’t healthy, especially if you are having a difficult enough time with liking yourself as it is.

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Start doing things for yourself. Immerse yourself in your favorite book, take yourself on dates, go for walks to clear your mind, buy that sweater because you like how soft it is, drink your coffee or your tea with extra sugar if you want, whatever it is, do it because it’s what you want and because it’s something that will increase your happiness. Stop apologizing for the things that you enjoy, the music you like, the clothes you wear, how you feel. You should never have to apologize for being you.

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The second thing in helping become more confident with yourself is to take off those lenses when you’re looking in the mirror or when you’re tagged in a picture, or anything like that. Instead of finding the “bad” things, look for the things you like. Try your best to embrace the things about you that you do feel insecure about and turn them into good things. I know it’s much easier said than done, but once you start it gets easier. For example, I used to absolutely hate my teeth. I would rarely, if ever, smile with my teeth showing. As soon as I stopped critiquing them, however, I started to like them. It was as simple as that. I thought to myself “Hey, there’s nobody else with teeth just like yours. Who cares if you have a slight gap or that your gums show too much when you smile, those little things don’t make you any less of a person.”

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Third: stop comparing yourself to others. It’s become so normal that it’s something we tend to do subconsciously. You will never be a replica of that stranger or anyone else, just like nobody else will ever look like you. So what’s the point of putting yourself down because you don’t look like someone else? That makes for a very unhappy world.

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It’s hard to stay positive about yourself in a society that has these unattainable beauty ideals, but you simply have to create your own version of beauty. Beauty, both inner and outer, doesn’t have to do with your weight or hair or personality, it has to do with you being genuinely happy with yourself. Making choices for yourself, for your own happiness. Being the person you want to be, not the one the rest of the world thinks you should be. Once you can achieve that, all that petty stuff will seem so frivolous in the end.

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Take the time to appreciate the quirky, unique aspects of yourself whether that be physical or personal. We’ve all got so much to give and it’s a waste to spend our lives nagging at ourselves when we could be loving ourselves.

A Day in Duluth

Another weekend gone by; yet another hectic week awaits. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and that it was full of smiles and happiness.

Yesterday my mom and dad made a trip down to see me at school and I am so very thankful! They picked me up around noon and we went up to Enger Tower for the first time and it was breathtaking. The combination of turning leaves and Lake Superior and the true feeling of fall made for a very beautiful experience.

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We ate lunch at Red Lobster (the peach ice tea is to die for!) and after that we went to check out the Duluth Trading Company store to see what it was all about. Long story short my mom absolutely LOVED it, and I can see many more stops there in the future.

Driving through downtown Duluth made me anxious to explore more; I’ve been to Duluth more times than I can count but have rarely ventured beyond the Mall area, as much as I hate to admit it. There are many places that I look forward to seeing more of this year! Hopefully by summertime I will be a well-rounded Twin Ports inhabitant. Exciting.

Yesterday I was full of bliss and love. I am so lucky to have the relationship that I do with my parents. It’s reassuring knowing that I have such an amazing support group behind me always.

Have a goodnight and an even better Monday. Only five more days til the weekend. Take a deep breath. You can do it, friend.

What IS Feminism?

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If I had a dollar for every time someone has told me that feminism is “trying to make women more powerful than men” or that feminists are “man-hating lesbians” or “feminazis” or whatever other blatantly ignorant comments or insults I’ve heard, I’d probably have enough money to be eating something besides a grilled cheese for lunch. Hell, I could eat a grilled cheese encrusted in diamonds and served on a silver platter!

I don’t want to focus on the negatives, though, so I’ve decided to make this post in hopes that not only does it accurately describe what feminism really is, but also to help anyone who simply doesn’t understand it.

I know I’m constantly annoying people with my long-winded rants and re-posting of feminist links and videos, but I stopped caring about that a long time ago. The way I see it is this: if I’m making you uncomfortable with what I’m putting online or bringing up in conversation about feminism and feminist issues, GOOD. It’s a good thing because it means you’re seeing something that you’re not used to, something you’ve maybe never cared about, something you perhaps don’t agree with. If we all just went through life ignoring the things we don’t want to discuss because it’s not fun or because it’s uncomfortable then where would we be? I’m gonna take a guess and say we wouldn’t be in a very good position.

It’s hard for me to define feminism because there are so many different aspects and viewpoints on it. I could go generic and give you the dictionary definition which is: “the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.” And yeah, that definition certainly isn’t bad, it pretty much gets the general point across. But my personal favorite definition is the one that has to do with smashing/destroying/crushing the patriarchy. I love it.

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(Not sure if you know this but the patriarchy is actually super debilitating and oppressive to women. And hey! The patriarchy sometimes even sucks for men…just not nearly as much. But don’t you worry friends, I’m saving the big bad patriarchy for another day.)

Popular feminist topics are (with accompanying links you may find helpful):

1. Sexism in the Media

2. Social Inequality

3. Violence Against Women (domestic abuse, rape, sexual/verbal harassment, etc.)

4. Reproductive Rights

And there are SO many more that are constantly occurring and being discussed and needing a change. What I struggle with personally is feeling as if I have to choose which one is more “important” when in reality they all need to be addressed because they are ALL. SO. IMPORTANT.

I don’t expect everyone who reads this to instantly turn feminist and want to start a revolution, but I just want to inform people of what it truly is. As you can see from the above list, feminism isn’t concerned about becoming more powerful than men. That’s silly. Feminism is concerned about the real and scary problems that women face everyday.

You might also read this and think to yourself “Okay Riah, I see where you’re coming from, but to be honest that doesn’t affect me whatsoever.” Well, as a middle-class white feminist a lot of these things don’t affect me personally either. And I consider myself very lucky that I’ve gone through my life relatively unscathed to these problems in comparison to what could happen to me if I were of a different status. But you know what? That doesn’t matter. That doesn’t change the fact that millions of women worldwide are facing sexism and violence constantly because of their race, age, ability, class, sexuality and gender identity, etc. There are so many different parts to feminism and to claim yourself as an anti-feminist seems to me that you don’t truly know what it is or how vital it is.

So do me a favor and open up your mind to the world of feminism. It’s not as scary as it sounds, trust me. Inform yourself and start noticing the sexism that occurs every single day, whether it’s something you encounter in real life or something in the media. Believe me when I say there is always something new online that serves an example as to why we so clearly need feminism.

Phew, I almost feel out of breath. Now I’m going to treat myself to a nice cup of tea and a movie on this rainy day. Have a good weekend and remember-sexism sucks!

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A Happy Day

I almost started out this post by saying “blank years ago the coolest, most awesome woman was born…” but then I remembered that my mom still cooks me food sometimes and I certainly don’t wanna jeopardize that! I’m only kidding, I think she loves me enough to cook for me even if I outed her age.

What I’m trying to say is…ITS MY MOM AND BROTHERS BIRTHDAYS TODAY! I can’t imagine a better way to spend a birthday than pushing another human being out of your body in complete pain. Actually scratch that- I can think of loads of ways I would want to spend a birthday than actual “birth” itself. But clearly my mom was/is a trooper and it is pretty rad that they share the same birthday!

There are two specific memories that I have of Eric that make me all oozy and sentimental (how does one feel ‘oozy’ I’m not quite sure but it’s a fun descriptor) The first being that time when I was in elementary school and we had been throwing a football back and forth to each other in the yard one night and then for some reason we had the great idea to have some sort of bike race on the trail behind our house. On that trail there is a very small bridge that has two hills coming from each side. One of the hills is gravel, and the other is paved. I’m not sure if we rock-paper-scissored or if I just got the short end of the stick because I was a wee-little one, but I ended up on the gravel hill while he took the paved. So we raced down the hills and somewhere along the way I completely wiped out-I’m talking nose planting into the gravel, rocks gauged in my knees and hands.

“What a morbid memory, Riah.” Yeah, yeah just hold onto your panties alright, I’m getting to my point. So anyways, I don’t remember much after that considering it scarred me for life (ha ha, because I still have scars on my knees from it, get it?) but I vividly remember Eric grabbing leaves from nearby trees or plants and helping me wipe the blood off myself. Ok, so maybe that is a bit of a weird memory, but it’s special to me nonetheless. I mean who would voluntarily help wipe disgusting amounts of blood from someone else using leaves?

The other, not so gory memory, is when he made a YouTube video for me that consisted of clips from my senior season of basketball. He even put Justin Bieber music into the video because although I hate to admit it, I was utterly obsessed with him at the time. (We all have our weak points, okay?) Feel free to watch it if you have an overwhelming desire!

So happy birthday Eric! I know I hardly say it but I love you and I’m extremely proud to have you as my big brother. And I’m glad to know that you’ll be there to help wipe up any of my messes if I need you.

How cliche would it be for me to say I have the best mom in the world? Considering the fact that there are PLENTY of other children who say that about their moms, but I’m convinced that I really do have the best one. Just sayin.

I am so lucky to have the relationship I do with my mom, she is literally my best friend. There are times when I know that she doesn’t understand or agree with what I do, but she never once has anything negative to say to me. She has and will continue to support me through everything I do, and I want to thank her for that.

You know those moments when you get annoyed at your mom because she’s telling you something and you don’t agree with it but then somewhere down the line, maybe months or even years afterwords, you suddenly remember what she told you that one time and all you can think is “Is she ever wrong?” Yeah well that’s what happens to me. All. The. Time. It’s gotten to the point now where I just have to nod and say yeah, you’re right. I know you’re right without even having to question it. There is no point in me even arguing because that’s how much I know you’re right.*sigh* Mothers.

So thank you for everything you have done and will do for me, mom. I hope your birthday is full of love and happiness and everything else good in the world because you truly deserve it. I love you!

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I LOVE ONE DIRECTION

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Lemme say it again…I LOVE ONE DIRECTION! For those of you who know me, this isn’t anything new. And for those of you who don’t know me, welcome to the world of Riah. A.K.A the world of boybands.

This post came about mainly because yesterday I went to see the newest One Direction film, “Where We Are”, in theaters. Oh my god. Oh my god. Oh my god. That is an accurate statement of my emotions right now. I could spend this whole time writing about how good the movie was, the exact parts where I got the chills, how many times I had to blink away tears, among many other things, but instead I want to focus on exactly why it is that I love this band so much in the first place.

I discovered One Direction in the Spring of 2012, and it was a never ending spiral of craziness after that seemingly innocent YouTube search of “One Direction Funny Moments” (I know some of you reading this fell into that same exact trap which is partly why we understand each other so well) I soon created a twitter solely for these 5 boys (whom I’m not even going to bother to describe because that would literally consume all of my time and I don’t feel like writing an entire series on them, sadly enough) and that was the moment my life changed.

I know, I know, how melodramatic of me. Roll your eyes, shake your head, laugh at how “silly” I am, but it’s the honest truth. Let me explain.

When I created that twitter I had no intention of a drastic life change, I just needed a place to confess my undying love for a boyband. Understandable, right? I mean there wasn’t a whole lot of people I knew closely that would want anything to do with reading thousands of tweets about their hair-clothes-songs-videos-jokes-pretty-much-anything-and-everything-else-they-did, so I luckily found a group of strangers online who felt the same exact way I did.

Soon hours spent on that twitter turned into days which turned into weeks and before I knew it a whole summer had passed and it was undoubtedly one of the most memorable summers of my life. I made so many friends in that short period of time and to this day, nearly 3 years later, I still talk to almost every single one of them. I’ve made friends from Minnesota AND from all over the country-Texas, New York, Georgia, Florida, Missouri, South Carolina, Hawaii, Ohio, Illinios, California, New Jersey, Virginia and even a few from Canada.

So what exactly does that have to do with One Direction? Everything. It literally has everything to do with One Direction. Without One Direction I don’t think that I would be as proud of the person I am today. Because of One Direction I met people who helped me through tough transitions in my life. I’ve known people who make me a better person. I have forever friends that I have never even met yet all because of this boyband.

In July I was given the amazing opportunity (which I still can’t quite believe) to meet my two best friends that I met online in 2012. Words cannot even begin to describe how much that means to me because these were two people who have been staples in my life, they knew things about me that nobody else knew; I trusted them and they believed in me and I fell in love with a friendship that continued to blossom everyday.

Ren and Dom have been the greatest friends to me over these past few years, and to meet them in real life was surreal and crazy and exciting beyond belief. To think that complete strangers from thousands of miles away would be able to meet and spend a week together catching up and getting to know each other better is simply incredible. And there are still tons of friends that I have yet to meet!

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So call me silly or trite or childish, laugh at me because I love a boyband, go ahead and make fun of what makes me happy- I don’t care. I am part of an indescribable group of people who have so much passion for one thing, whose lives have been bettered through a band, through music, through memories. You can go ahead and feel superior over us but let me just say one thing: I pity anyone who doesn’t feel the happiness and love that I have when it comes to One Direction. Because you see, it’s more than just a band. It’s memories that give you hope. It’s friends that keep you going. It’s nights where you stay up until 4 a.m. together delusional from lack of sleep. It’s inside jokes. It’s music that makes bad days not-so-bad. It’s pure passion and joy and a type of love that I will never be ashamed of. It’s a sense of belonging. It’s the type of thing that you’ll look back on in twenty years and say “Wow, I was apart of something huge.”

Yes, I am a One Direction fan and I couldn’t be prouder.

 

 

Fall Makeup Look

Happy 20 days til Halloween!

Since it’s a Fall Saturday and I have absolutely nothing but homework planned for myself, I thought it would be fun to show you all one of my favorite makeup looks. I am a huge fan of dark lips so it’s no wonder that I enjoy the Autumn shades so much. Before I begin I just want to clarify that I am in no way shape or form a professional when it comes to makeup. In fact, I might actually be terrible, who knows! I thoroughly enjoy creating “art” on my face, though, and it’s something that really makes me happy. So without further or due, welcome to my first ever makeup “tutorial” :-)

Prior to putting on my foundation, I make sure to use some kind of moisturizer or toner. My favorite moisturizer is the First Aid Beauty Daily Face Cream, and I swear by this product. It’s relatively inexpensive compared to the higher brands and it just does an amazing job of moisturizing my skin without feeling sticky or greasy.

Unfortunately, I ran out of my daily face cream about a month ago, so because I’m a broke college student and it’s not on the top of my list of things I can buy, I’ve resorted to using my Lush toner, which is the Breath of Fresh Air toner.

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I simply spray a small amount onto a cotton round and wipe it all over my face. Although it doesn’t give me the same effect as the moisturizer does, it still does a good job of making sure any leftover dirt gets wiped away as well as helping minimize my pores.

I’ve taken some “before” pictures, just so you can see the transformation from beginning to end. As you can tell, I’ve gotten quite pale and my eyebrows (or lack thereof) are pretty scary!

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I don’t currently use a concealer as it’s not on the top of my necessities list either, so I typically just go straight to the foundation process. I use the Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in the shade Mont Blanc (Light #2) and I apply it with a simple RealTechniques expert face brush.

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 I make sure to just get a tiny dab of foundation onto the brush because I’ve found that too much will result in a really cakey, unnatural look. I don’t really have a certain brush-stroke routine, I kind of just apply it however I’m feeling that day. As you can see below, there isn’t a huge difference after I’ve applied my foundation, but it definitely brings my face to life as well as covering up those annoying little stress spots!

074071Because I have a habit of touching my face throughout the day, I make sure to put on powder after the liquid foundation. I use a kabuki brush to dust on my Nars powder foundation. (I use the shade “Flesh”) The powder helps keep my foundation in place for a longer period of time.

Depending on the day and what kind of look I want to achieve, I either put on some bronzer or I just go without. Since I’m feeling extra pale today, however, I decided to apply some in order to give me a little bit of a warmer look. I use and love the Too Faced Endless Summer bronzer. It’s the perfect shade for my complexion and it’s really lightweight and long lasting.

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 For the bronzer I use a Soho Contour brush and just apply it to the space right below my cheekbone and above my jaw. It’s a bit tricky to apply only because sometimes it looks too heavy, but I just make sure I blend it in really well into my temples. I usually apply a small amount of bronzer onto the very top of my forehead and also the sides of my nose to give my face some more dimension.

Now, one of my all time FAVORITE parts of my makeup routine is the blush. I am a firm believer in blush and I can never get enough! I typically switch between two blushes (again, depending on the look I want to accomplish) but for today I went with the Nars Orgasm Blush.

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 As you can tell, it’s very shimmery. It’s also very pigmented, so I don’t have to apply very much in order for it to show (although sometimes I get a little crazy with my blush!) I pretty much use any type of brush for applying blush, but the one I use most would have to be the Sephora Professionnel complexion brush #53.

 Next, onto my eyebrows. It is very rare that I go a day without “putting my eyebrows on” but because I used to pluck my eyebrows terribly years ago, they are now very sparse and light. My face is much more defined when I fill my eyebrows in. I use a Sephora Eyebrow Editor kit in Nutmeg Brown. I use a small, cheap angled brush to apply it because it does the best job of staying in between the lines.

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Now onto the eyes. I’ve gone with a bit of a dramatic, darker eye today because that’s just what I picture when it comes to fall looks. I’ve used both my Naked 2 Palette and my Urban Decay Palette. I chose “Snakebite” from the Naked 2 and “Deeper” from the Urban Decay. I put Deeper all over my lids with a simple eyeshadow brush and then filled in the creases with Snakebite to make it even smudgier. After that, I lined the bottom lids with a shimmy gold color just from the Naked Palette to make my eyes pop even more. After that I used a basic Ulta eyeliner (in Black/Brown) and smudged that along my top lids. I finished off my eyes with my favorite mascara, the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara, which I will continue to use as long as it is in stores, it is amazing.

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And lastly, for the fun part! Like I mentioned before, I looooove dark lips so I’ve taken this opportunity to go bold. I tend to have a rather hard time finding lippies that don’t dry my lips out or rub off ridiculously quick, but the one I’m wearing today is definitely a staple in my makeup collection. NYX is a super inexpensive brand so I was a bit skeptical at first, but the quality of their lip products is unreal. They stay on for hours and never seem to dry out my lips, I hardly ever have to reapply and they’ve also got quite an impressive selection of colors to choose from. The color I’ve used today is “Paparazzi”

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And viola…this look is complete! I really love how dramatic it is and I’d definitely prefer this for an evening look as opposed to just an everyday wear.

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 I really hope you enjoyed this post and if you did, please please let me know. I’d love to continue doing little tutorials like this, but if it turns out that I’m actually horrid at this then I’d like to know! Have a splendid rest of your day friends. xx

Feminism Friday!

Happy Friday! Wow do I love saying that.

First of all I want to thank all of you lovely people who have given me wonderful suggestions on topics for this blog. Each of them were extremely helpful and I hope I don’t disappoint you!

Being that it’s Friday and that I’m a proud feminist, I have decided to make every Friday into “Feminism Friday” here on Riah Writes. Before I dive into the beauty that is feminism, however, I want to make it clear that I am in no way shape or form a professional feminist (is there such a thing?) and that I will most likely make mistakes, change my mind and opinions, and even overlook things sometimes. But that’s part of the fun. I hope that this experience not only makes you as readers think and contemplate what I’m writing about, but I am sure that I will gain so much more insight and thoughts on it as well. Wooo for knowledge!

Another aspect that I would like to mention is that both women AND men can read these Friday topics. Whenever the dreaded F word is brought up, it seems like a lot of the male population cringe and back away slowly (it’s almost as if we live in a society that frowns upon men having anything to do with feminine and woman related subjects, huh…strange) So please don’t shoot me down! I will undoubtedly say this a million and one times but everyone can benefit from feminism. How truly thrilling!

Right. Back on track, Mariah.

As my first feminism topic I am so very pleased to announce that this post is about Malala Yousafzai. I gather that many of you have probably heard of her before, but for those who haven’t, I’ll give you a very brief overview about this woman. Malala Yousafzai is a 17 year old from Pakistan who was shot in the head by the Taliban about 2 years ago due to her activism and belief in education for girls. At the age of 12 she was already making an impact on education with her remarkable intelligence and ambition. There is so much to say about this woman but I know for certain that I cannot do her justice. If this tiny snippet of information intrigued you in anyway whatsoever, I highly encourage you to read her book “I Am Malala” and you will learn so much more and I guarantee it will inspire you in a way that you wouldn’t expect.

With that being said, today is a HUGE victory for Malala, her family, her cause, and anyone who believes in the right for all girls (and children in general) to be allowed education. Just today Malala and Kailash Satyarthi, another advocate, were awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. At 17, Malala is the youngest peace prize winner ever. I got chills just typing that.

Regardless of the age difference, I look up to Malala in so many ways. Not only does she fight for girls rights, but she is unbelievably well-spoken and kind. It is my biggest hope that this recognition will help drive her campaign to an even greater success.

There is a video of Malala speaking about the award and her stance that is super important to see! I’ve posted the link for you to watch here: Malala’s Statement

Also, here is a picture of an amazing mural of Malala done by Anat Ronen’s murals in Texas: Malala Mural

Like I said before, I really encourage you to read up on Malala and her cause because it is something that needs to be considered and a change certainly needs to be made.

“A girl is not supposed to be the slave, a girl has the power to go forward in her life. And she’s not only a mother, she’s not only a sister, she’s not only a wife; but a girl should have an identity, she should be recognized and she has equal rights of a boy.” -Malala Yousafzai

Writers Block?

*Holds breath and peeks through hands nervously* Well here we are, over a month since I’ve last posted. I was going to give you some excuse about how I’ve been so busy with school that I simply haven’t had the time to write anything but, well, a quick glance at my recent Netflix activity would give me away. But in my defense, all three seasons of New Girl are online so…can you really blame me?

In all honesty though, I haven’t written because I don’t have anything to write. When I started this blog I had these big ideas about what I’d talk about, and I really saw myself posting multiple times a week. Whenever I open up this page, however, my brain just shuts off and I think to myself “What do I have to say that is worth any substance? Why would anyone want to read about the dullness of my life?” (Not that that keeps me from Twitter, though). So all in all I’m a bit stuck.

I know there’s not a lot of you that read this little blog anyways, but for the lovely folks that do, what in the world would you want to read? I want to stray away from using this as a personal diary because that would just be too messy and classically dramatic and I would prefer not to bore you all with my fleeting sorrows.

So what else? Current issues? Makeup/Beauty? Feminism? My personal interests in general? BOYBANDS?

Okay, so maybe not boybands. Even though I have quite a bit to talk about. Nevertheless…

I know that there’s a whole entire universe of topics that I could blog about but a big universe is an awful lot for my little head to consider. So please, feel free to throw me ideas! A month away from writing is far too long for me, and even writing this tiny snippet is making me happier. I need to write, write, write!!!

Happy Thursday to you all, only one more day until the weekend. We can do it. I have hope.

Stay rad!