You’ve Got to Love Yourself First? In the article I linked above, Page talks about how it’s complete bullshit that you have to love yourself before you can love anyone else. I agree. On a deeply personal level, I strongly agree. I have struggled immensely with loving myself. My sense of self-worth has had some serious ebbs and flows overContinue reading “You’ve Got to Love Yourself First?”

This World, It’s Fucked Unless We ALL Start Caring

Part of my struggle with my depression is the occasional bouts of extreme angst and sadness that overtake me. Occasionally these are triggered by sad personal memories, but more often all it takes is a small reminder of the vast injustices in the world. Last month I was sitting in downtown Chicago at a nice-ishContinue reading “This World, It’s Fucked Unless We ALL Start Caring”

Digital Dating is Exhausting

For anyone who’s ever ventured into the world of online dating, the sheer plethora of options available is overwhelming. Traditional websites like Match, eHarmony, Zoosk, OkCupid and apps like Tinder, Bumble, or Hinge…where to even start? Being a woman, I know I have an advantage in that it’s SO EASY for me to match withContinue reading “Digital Dating is Exhausting”

Being your own person; Manipulation is not Consent

Throughout my life, I’ve seen many people badger their partner into agreeing to things. I’ve seen them twist their words and trick their partners into agreeing to things. I’ve seen people gaslight their partners, lie to their partners, or any number of other manipulative tactics in order to get them to agree to conduct theContinue reading “Being your own person; Manipulation is not Consent”