the white v. the intersectional feminist

In the wake of the issues surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement, there has been a lot of heated discussions revolving around the race issues that surround this country. The spotlight on racial injustice has not shone brighter than it is now, which makes today a crucial time to talk about one area that concerns […]

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california calling

As I lay there, I heard the waves of the ocean crashing on the shore, the sand and the water embracing one another like lost lovers. I saw the bubbles dance in┬áthe sand as the water retracted. The warmth of the sun┬ákissed my skin, leaving the surface of my body with a bronzy glow as […]

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don’t boo. act.

Every day, we are practically programmed to look at our screens. Everywhere I go, I see people’s faces illuminated by the light that radiates from their phones, eyes fixated on the digital universe that they caress from the palm of their hand. Social media has granted us a gift that no previous generation has had […]

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confidence: live life unapologetically

As a women’s studies minor, there is nothing more interesting to me than studying genders and their differences based on how society perceives them. I remember being in my first women’s studies course about two years ago. Every day we discussed a new topic related to gender and/or sexuality. On one particular day, I remember […]

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the planner: how to use life’s little helper to your advantage

When I was still in my teens, my high school would give every student a little agenda for the next school year. I remember grabbing one at each year’s orientation, flipping through it, and tossing it in my desk drawer to let it gather dust. I never bothered even trying to fill the sucker out, […]

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tackling the closet: how to clean + shop smarter

This week, I opened my closet doors and decided to tackle of of my least favorite (but most rewarding) projects: conquering the wardrobe. I had clothes of all colors, age, and styles strewn everywhere in that tiny space, and I was ready to give it a good cleaning before I went on a shopping spree […]

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a letter to my past self

Dear 14-year-old Kayli, I am you in your future. At this point, I am now 20 years old. I know you are about to enter high school and I know you are shaking in your boots just thinking about it. It’s a crazy transition from junior high to high school, but you’re going to make […]

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