A Question of Agency

It has been a month or so since I penned my XOJane article, “Street Harassment Forced Me to Stop Playing Pokémon Go.” I consider it to be a successful article- not because everyone agreed with it (they didn’t), but because it spurred a conversation that I had dabbled with in the past but never really... Continue Reading →

#StateofWomen

When I first saw the link for nominations to attend the inaugural White House Summit on the United State of Women, I was intrigued. This was something that fell right into the cross-section of my interests: politics, feminism, and The White House. So I opened the link in a new tab and continued down my... Continue Reading →

A Wedding Letter for My Sister

As my sister, we have shared a lot of things together: celebrations, tears, secrets, hospital visits, and the backseat of a car on interminable road trips. But in a few days, for the first time in our lives, we will not share last names. And while that change is sometimes hard for me to wrap... Continue Reading →

Is it Worth it?

It is usually after a more heated discussion on a political or social issue that I find myself asking, “Is it worth it?” Not speaking up in a general sense- I realize that is important. But sometimes I question whether or not the challenge is worthwhile, especially since all these challenges seem to lead to... Continue Reading →

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