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Finding Your Voice: Social Anxiety v. Intuition

In June, Chelsea and I had tickets to go see Yvie Oddly, the winner of the most recent season of RuPaul's Drag Race, perform in Louisville. Planning for a fun weekend trip, we booked an AirBnB close to the club and made our way to Kentucky, only to find out once completing the two-hour drive… Continue reading Finding Your Voice: Social Anxiety v. Intuition

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One Thing to Remember When Planning a Wedding

"How's the wedding planning going?" Since getting engaged last October, this has become the number one question I get asked. It seems to be a sort of a default for anyone who knows about my engagement, replacing the age-old, "How are you?" with this new query. The question itself doesn't bother me at all -… Continue reading One Thing to Remember When Planning a Wedding

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Three Cool Things About Being in PR

Consider this post my love letter to public relations and strategic communications. Continuous professional development One of the first things that I came to appreciate about the public relations industry, and the professionals within it, was a constant dedication to professional development. This field ever-changing, and so should we be, as people who seek to… Continue reading Three Cool Things About Being in PR

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Intern to Recruiter: Advice for Applicants

Just about a year ago, I was applying to fall internships like the majority of the rest of my peers. After having five previous internships, mainly at nonprofits, I was on the hunt for a different type of position to diversify my resume and gain exposure to a different work environment. I landed a communications… Continue reading Intern to Recruiter: Advice for Applicants

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Five Ingredients 20-somethings Should Have in Their Kitchen

Let me start by saying, I don't usually count myself as a cook. I don't often have time to cook a full meal, and historically speaking I was pretty picky eater. There are, however, a few staple ingredients I like to keep in the apartment that make it easier to throw a meal together, which… Continue reading Five Ingredients 20-somethings Should Have in Their Kitchen

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Learning how to be a person, courtesy of my college experience

Nearly a year ago now, I published a post reflecting on my time at IUPUI in anticipation of my final year of undergrad. Now that I've completed my degree, I figured it was time to provide an update. There were a myriad of good times and positive learning experiences throughout the last four years. There… Continue reading Learning how to be a person, courtesy of my college experience

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Should Companies Make Candidates Take a Writing Test?

It’s long been a practice in the communications field for companies, especially larger firms, to request that their prospective employees pass a writing exam. I’ve heard many tales about these stress-inducing and difficult tests, wherein test-takers feel as though they’re trying to be tricked out of the job due to the test’s complexity. Often times,… Continue reading Should Companies Make Candidates Take a Writing Test?

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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