Ode to Smiling at Strangers

The second glance, the eyebrows raised ever so slightly. The millisecond of disbelief, quickly melting into surprised delight. The little flash of warmth in the chest. “That stranger just smiled at me.” And flustered cheeks rise like bread in the oven.  How about that little gasp in your heart when an especially attractive someone randomly beamsContinue reading “Ode to Smiling at Strangers”

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”

Gender Equality in North Korea

This is not a communist country; it is a dictatorship. At no point am I defending a dictatorship. As an anarchist I would never defend an unquestioned authority subjugating their people. The Supreme Leader of the DPRK has allowed for nothing but pageantry and poverty to engulf the entirety of its people. Where lies aboutContinue reading “Gender Equality in North Korea”

Making Self-Love Seem Cool

Self-love has been one of the most difficult journeys I’ve embarked on. It means something else to each of us; we all have different ways of showing ourselves love, just as we differ in terms of the ease with which we do it. While some people love themselves by default, others need some more timeContinue reading “Making Self-Love Seem Cool”

Unlocking the Dusty Chest of My Childhood Memories

Every person has had a vastly different childhood which has probably shaped some part of their lives today. In this article, I shall attempt to give an honest account (give or take some stylistic flourishes) of some of the most fundamental and gripping memories of my own childhood. Writing down the anecdotes has been difficultContinue reading “Unlocking the Dusty Chest of My Childhood Memories”

The Trials, Tribulations and Triumphs of Opening an Etsy Shop

I love arts and crafts with my whole heart. Truly, I am never happier than when I’m doing some kind of fun craft, no matter what it is. I’ve made things with clay, paint, resin, fabric, icing, felt, wool, paper mache–anything really. If you’ve seen it on Pinterest, chances are I’ve given it a try.Continue reading “The Trials, Tribulations and Triumphs of Opening an Etsy Shop”

Pocket-Sized Prejudice

I’m pretty sure that everyone is aware of the overall frustration that comes with owning women’s jeans, whether you were the one complaining, or you had to suffer from a rant about them. With this point of frustration, I am obviously referring to the fact that pockets in women’s jeans are complete rubbish. They’re wayContinue reading “Pocket-Sized Prejudice”

Call for Submissions: Art and Photography

With more than enough reasons to stay at home at the moment, we at Writer’s Block want to see the world through your eyes. We publish visual art of various genres and media, from comics to paintings and photographs – just keep in mind that everything should be black and white. Please check out ourContinue reading “Call for Submissions: Art and Photography”

The Brilliance Behind Bimbo Culture

The negative perception of bimbos in popular culture has always been a mystery to me. A bimbo is by definition an “attractive but unintelligent or frivolous young woman”, we see countless bimbos in various types of media, whether she be a socialite like Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie or an influencer like Kim Kardashian. TheContinue reading “The Brilliance Behind Bimbo Culture”