Who Says You Have to Be Beautiful?

Trigger warning: body image, eating disorders I would definitely not be the first to say I’ve struggled with my body image — you might think “who hasn’t?”, and that’s exactly the problem. So many of us are made to feel like we aren’t beautiful enough or simply like we aren’t enough, and that’s a realContinue reading “Who Says You Have to Be Beautiful?”

Exploring the Liminoid: A Metamodernist Look at Non-Being

When I was a kid, my parents and I would go visit my grandparents every weekend. It was a fun ordeal that I would always look forward to, but the drive back home late at night was something I dreaded without knowing why. Sitting in the backseat, looking out onto the endless traffic on theContinue reading “Exploring the Liminoid: A Metamodernist Look at Non-Being”

Meet the Board: Eda and Alexandra

“New school year, new me,” I say as I close my newly-bought weekly planner. Cautiously but determinedly wading into the last year of my English BA, I am set on making it count. I have a new planner after all; I must be organized! Alex and I have been entrusted with the care of thisContinue reading “Meet the Board: Eda and Alexandra”

From Vinyl to Spotify: A Look at Physical Possessions

Paul Signac, Portrait of Félix Fénéon Not to sound like a boomer, but nowadays, our entire lives are spent behind screens. I’m not saying it’s necessarily a bad thing! Technology has allowed us to achieve some pretty amazing feats, but it is no lie that most of us probably spend too much time on ourContinue reading “From Vinyl to Spotify: A Look at Physical Possessions”

An Ode to “The Good Place”

It’s not often that a sitcom makes you both laugh out loud and ponder on moral philosophy, but NBC’s The Good Place (2016) does it with such ease and delight. Created by Michael Schur (same dude who created Parks and Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, so you can trust he knows what he’s doing), The GoodContinue reading “An Ode to “The Good Place””

Mental Health in the Workplace: How Capitalism Destroys Leisure

You know that feeling you get when you know you should be studying or working, but you’re watching Netflix instead? That gut-wrenching guilt that comes not just with procrastination, but also with doing anything with your free time that’s not school/work related? That’s a result of capitalism. In my article In Defense of Anarchism, IContinue reading “Mental Health in the Workplace: How Capitalism Destroys Leisure”