The “Us vs.Them” Mentality that is Dividing the Nation

So it’s election season and you know what that means…cue the Facebook fights. Yep. My news feed is bombarded with Donald Trump jokes and pictures of Bernie Sanders depicted as a communist tyrant. I am coming to you neutral, I know politically where I stand on issues that are important to me, but that is…

Thoughts From a Room-A Poem

Thoughts from a Room Meagan Belflower   In bed she sees nothing but strange machines The chains she wears punctured into her skin Plastic fetters strung into a box that beeps This place of death, a somber death, she sees The death she placed onto herself, she receives   Then she struggles and she gasps,…

Your Loved One Has an Eating Disorder…

You Watch your loved one deteriorate physically and emotionally, but there is nothing you can do, except watch… This is what it feels like to know someone with an eating disorder. I bring this topic to you because it is crucial for gaining understanding, but realize this is a very sensitive topic for me to…

No One Cares

Before you tackle me thinking “Oh God…a cry for help…a moody hipster and her tumblr-like post…” (I promise this post is not what you’re thinking.)   I’d like to start this post with a quote from How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie . It is pretty profound and scarily accurate: “A…

Laundry Room Prose

(Totally wrote this in the laundry room at my dorm. Thought I would share this ridiculousness..Enjoy…) Laundry mats suck…Right now I am sitting in a cold plastic chair with paint chipping on the edges waiting on a load of laundry that won’t be done for 45 more minutes. So in 2016 why couldn’t they have…

The Mistress (Flash Fiction Piece)

  Beverly Hills: 1949   A sleek and devilish machine it was. Bright red, just like the color of Evelyn Harper’s large plump lips as they pulled into a smile. She threw her arms up towards the sky feeling the breeze softly graze the tips of her fingers. There was nothing more she desired than…

Inside the Mind of Someone with Social Anxiety

Everyone is watching…  Everything I say and do is being judged.  I feel alone in a crowd of people.  What if they don’t like me?    Imagine for a moment walking into a room, a big board room where a group of people are having a meeting. A long stretched out table, with executives sitting…

A Quick Thought on Writing

Writing is bleeding…Ernest Hemingway definitely understood this. The awful chore of staring at a computer screen desiring to be heard, yet your mind wonders. Can I do this? Will I be any good? I have nothing to say…Even as I stare at this screen now I struggle. I struggle to make sure the words I…

The Secret to Achieving a 4.0 in College

Ok so I lied- The title is a bit deceiving because there is no “secret” to achieving A’s in  school. Maybe I should have waited to tell you because now you’re going to click the back button… (Please don’t leave me, I have good stuff I promise!) So one day I was sitting in class…

Our Beauty Has Been Stolen

Ladies, our beauty has been stolen from us… Google has this interesting feature when you look up the definition of a word. You can now see a line graph of the popularity of that word over the last couple of centuries. (Totally found this by accident which rocks!) OK, so I looked up the word…

What it Feels Like to Be a Woman in the Film Industry

Hollywood preaches diversity, acceptance and feminism. If you look at many of the films nominated for best picture most of them contain these themes or an underdog story where a character defeats all odds to achieve their dreams. But the question that no one seems to be asking is this: If the film industry values…

Secret Signs of Hurt

Silence… This takes so many forms other than what you’d traditionally expect. It’s not always what you don’t say (aka silence), it’s what you leave unsaid that is the key. I can talk all day long about the positive things going on in my life, and I can make my life appear so much more…