Thoughts

Notre Dame Donations

It is sad to see that a historical landmark like Notre Dame has been damaged and ravaged by fire. The cathedral has stood for hundreds of years, inspired countless artists, and stories like The Hunchback of Notre Dame. While the bell towers were saved, the roof and spire toppled and crumbled down. Many entities are… Continue reading Notre Dame Donations

Health & Science, Thoughts

Braces vs. Invisalign

Through the twisted hands of fate, I ended up having to use both braces and Invisalign in my lifetime. I had braces as a kid and the aligners as an adult. Why both you ask? Because I got the braces before my wisdom teeth grew in. So yes my teeth got straightened, but it all came… Continue reading Braces vs. Invisalign

Thoughts

A Childish Gambino Film: Guava Island

"Guava Island" is a unique narrative by Childish Gambino that seems like a mix between legend, fairytale, movie and musical. It centers around a couple and their struggle to survive and thrive. The film starts with an origin story in which seven Gods created what they termed as the 'dueling truths' love and war. They then… Continue reading A Childish Gambino Film: Guava Island

Thoughts

Letters

Before the advent of technology through telephones, cell phones, and smartphones, communication was relegated to letters. Not just the basic letters we send through the mail in the bland white envelopes or the ones we used to fold up to pass in class on wide ruled sheets of paper. I'm talking about the letters that… Continue reading Letters

Thoughts

Family: A Big Part of My Culture

I am multiracial so the house I grew up in was influenced by more than one culture. My Mexican culture placed a high emphasis on family. The family is considered the foundation when it comes to life. Your family is expected to support and always be there for you. In turn, it is your duty… Continue reading Family: A Big Part of My Culture

Advice, Thoughts

Peace With My Arm Hair

As a woman, there is this overwhelming expectation that you must be as hair free as a naked mole rat. Like the concept of hair on a woman seems ludicrous and disgusting. Growing up I was bullied and jeered at for being hairy. It's not something that I consciously chose to do. It just was a… Continue reading Peace With My Arm Hair

Thoughts

DO NOT READ BEFORE WATCHING THE MOVIE US

THIS IS SPOILER HEAVY SO UNLESS YOU HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LAST CHANCE . . . . . . Alright, I did my due diligence. Now I just finished watching the movie US… Continue reading DO NOT READ BEFORE WATCHING THE MOVIE US