Perverted and Pervasive: Catcalling in Public and Virtual Spaces

Photo from http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/trending/Newly-hung-signs-declare-Philadelphia-New-York-no-catcall-zones.html “I would rather get murdered than raped,” Sarah* declared, as she narrated how unsafe she felt whenever she commutes. She complained how some of her male friends do not seem to grasp how pervasive the fear of sexual assault is. Even the act of getting to work and to her home is […] Read more…

Unsubscribe: How to Kill Email Anxiety, Avoid Distractions, and Get Real Work Done + Useful Emailing Tools

Photo by Zeus Martinez The Text in Five Sentences Or Less The true source of our love-hate relationship with email is that we treat it like a task when it’s actually a tool. We cede control of our workday—and our to-do lists—to the dictates of others in pursuit of a mirage called “inbox zero.” – Jocelyn […] Read more…

In Defense of Instagrammers and Basic Bitches: Authenticity, Conformity, and Performativity in the Age of Social Media

On Authenticity: Isn’t It Ironic? A few months ago, Instagrammer Essena O’Neill made international news when she took a stand against social media. She edited the captions of her glamorous Instagram posts to reveal the “truth” behind the double life she led. She even called social media a “lie,” and encouraged others to quit social media, too. In one of her photos, she […] Read more…

New Year

10 Life-Changing Experiences I Had In 2015 (And what I learned from them)

What’s worse than staying stagnant? I think it’s moving towards the wrong direction. As you work harder and slowly deplete your resources, you become farther and farther from where you really want to be. This happened to me when I glorified busyness and lived a very unexamined life. I was tired, stressed, sad—all for a cause I […] Read more…

The Sunday Currently Vol. 6

Reading Unsubscribe by Jocelyn K. Glei, The Collective’s January issue, Bobbi Brown’s Makeup Manual.    Writing about the things I learned from Unsubscribe and how I intend to apply them. Listening to Clara Benin and The Ransom Collective on Spotify. (Why are their songs so soothing?!) And the Actionable Content Marketing podcast by CoSchedule. I love […] Read more…

Hello, January!

Hello, January! The new year signaled the end of my sem-long hiatus. I’m finally ready to blog again. The previous semester was so much more trying than what I was prepared for. While I struggled with external battles like thesis, prod classes, and work, the internal battles were more trying. I needed the time and space to […] Read more…

My First Fashion Dash

Last November 19, I experienced my first ever fashion dash, thanks to UP EcoSoc–the organization behind the ICONIC Bazaar and Fashion Dash. The organizers gathered the participants outside the booth and gave us some final reminders: we were allowed to fill up our ziplock with up to ten items of clothing in fifteen minutes. Once […] Read more…

Sweet Treats from Sweet Success

It’s Christmas season once again, and people are looking for convenient ways to give thoughtful presents. I’ve always believed that items and services from social enterprises, startups, and mom-and-pop shops always offer a special touch. They’re usually more unique, and there are less chances of giving someone a gift that he or she already has. […] Read more…

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