Writing

This is a collection of all my writing pieces: blog posts, essays, thoughts, and memories.

3 pieces of advice I’m taking into 2018

If there’s one way to describe what 2017 was like, it’s to call it the year of self-discovery. From taking that acting class and committing to blogging to growing more confident with who I am and taking on a new project in a completely new field, 2017 was full of …

The problem with double standards in reactions to #metoo

It’s mid-December, and the #metoo movement, launched into the public eye by the revelations about Harvey Weinstein, is still going strong. Earlier this week, Salma Hayek joined over 30 other women who have accused Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault with her chilling piece for The New York Times. For …

The Stolen Land

This morning I woke up to the news that the U.S. administration will severely cut the size of two national monuments in Utah – the Bears Ears and the Grand Staircase-Escalante, – thus putting over two million acres of protected land at risk of being sold to private interests, including …

Postcards from Grand Canyon

I’ve been really excited to write this post for a few reasons. First, it’s a milestone of sorts, as it’s the last travel-only story of the In Search of Americana series. This also means that next up is a social issue post touching on a whole range of topics, from …

Postcards from Zion

I grew up in a city. It wasn’t a particularly big city; its population of roughly one million has remained stagnant since the nineties. Still, it defined the kind of childhood I had. Instead of going to hikes, my friends and I would wander around a nearby ravine below the …

Postcards from Yosemite

Where is your happy place? For the longest time, I thought mine was in a busy café in the middle of a bustling city. I still love the city life, I really do, but I’ve slowly realised that no place moves me quite like the mountains. Yosemite was the first …

What I Wish I Learned at University

When I started university in 2009, I was pretty clueless, so I relied on academia to make me into a real grown up, teach me how to make all the dollars, and help me find meaning in life. I did everything by the books: worked hard on my grades, took …

Postcards from Austin

“My dog ate pot brownies,” said Sarah, half amused and half concerned. “I’ve never seen her so subdued.” The door to Sarah’s room, where her dog was sleeping off her desert, was closed shut. Our host – all long brown hair, loose clothes and tattoos – sat on the front …

She Does Representation

From people dismissing the first woman Doctor as political correctness on part of BBC to the countless cases of Hollywood whitewashing, we’re reminded time and time again that representation is still a huge issue today, and not only on screen or in the media. Representation in workplace matters just as …