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Three Ways to Ease Your Wanderlust

It's springtime, which means that I have been dodging photos of people traveling left and right for weeks. Whether it's people posing in cute swimwear on perfectly Instagram-worthy beaches or uploading jauntily-angled images of European cafes, there seems to be an unending supply of envy-worthy posts out there. On top of that, I am wrapping… Continue reading Three Ways to Ease Your Wanderlust

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The Great Debate: Free Speech v. Student Safety

Do college campuses have a greater responsibility to uphold freedom of speech or to protect the safety and well-being of their students? In 2015, a California Court of Appeal ruled that public colleges and universities “have no general legal obligation” to protect students from the criminal acts of other students (Helwick). However, the average person… Continue reading The Great Debate: Free Speech v. Student Safety

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Fatness Fiction: Talking Size-ism, Shopping and Identities

This week on Fatness Fiction's +Plus Size Magic Radio I joined Ellise Smith for #Episode52! We unpack what it means to adapt to office culture in regard to clothing, sexuality assumptions about bigger bodies, and the infamous topic of shopping. It was an honor for me to be a part of the work that Ellise is… Continue reading Fatness Fiction: Talking Size-ism, Shopping and Identities

Media Relations, pr writing

Mock Press Release

HIRONS ADDS TO DEVELOPMENT TEAM The following is a press release written as an assignment for Careers in Public Relations at IUPUI and is in no way affiliated with Hirons. INDIANAPOLIS, JAN. 23, 2019 - Public relations, marketing and digital agency Hirons has added a new member to their business development team. Spearheaded by Chief Operating Officer Deana Haworth, the Business Development department is responsible for procuring new clients and projects for the agency. Aiding that mission, Marissa Smith… Continue reading Mock Press Release

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Three things I’ve learned in the last three months

It's been three months since Chelsea proposed to me from a vista in Wisconsin (I still can't believe it!). So much has changed since that moment, when the two of us were crying on a cliff. We have both of us started our last semester of college and new jobs, among other things. What hasn't… Continue reading Three things I’ve learned in the last three months