A Letter to My Nana

Nana. Nan. Virginia. Vee. Ma. You went by many names, but the one I feel luckiest to have called you is “friend.” Lots of people are close with their grandparents, but it feels like a rare privilege that I was able to call my grandmother my friend, too.  Nowadays, people in my generation seem to […]

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What I’ve Learned From a Year in Therapy

I’ve been going to therapy once per week for about a year now. It’s the first time I’ve been consistent about it, and the first time I’ve developed a real connection with a therapist.  The other day, my dad asked me if my anxiety was better. I told him that’s not really how it works. […]

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My Body Is Not My Worth

I’ve spent so many years battling my body. Let me put that another way. I’m only 28, yet I’ve spent more than half of my life critiquing the skin I live in.  When I type that out, it makes me so incredibly sad. Here I am, a strong, smart, kind woman—reducing my worth to the […]

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What I’ve Learned From a Year in NYC

I’ve been living in New York City for a full year. I never thought I’d say that! Well, that’s a lie. When I was younger, I always imagined that I’d move to NYC post-college and live out my fashion dreams. But once I graduated, I wasn’t so sure about it. Mostly, I didn’t know how […]

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Let’s Talk Diabetes

A couple of weeks ago, my therapist asked me if I wanted to discuss my diabetes. She noted that when we first met, I mentioned that it was—obviously—a huge part of my life and therefore had a huge effect on my anxiety and depression.  I told her that I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to […]

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As Told By Women

Recently, I had the honor of writing an article for the website As Told By Women. Their mission is to inspire and empower women everywhere by sharing stories of resiliency. When they reached out and asked if I’d be willing to share my story of living with chronic illness, I said yes immediately. If you […]

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I’m in the Middle Class of Dating

I feel like I’m in the weird, middle-of-the-road section of the dating pool. I’m not some stunning woman with an enviable body. I don’t have a million Instagram followers or strangers sliding into my DMs. I don’t go to bars and have men clamoring to buy me drinks.  But, I also feel like I’m pretty […]

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