I wholeheartedly believe in the power of dissent. I believe that the protests and rallies that are erupting across the country are a healthy reaction to the current administration’s policies and am proud of my fellow Americans who passionately fight for what they believe in. I support their right to do so to the fullest extent.
So, why do I feel so disheartned by recent protests?
If you are a regular reader of this blog, by now you may have realized that I am a horror junkie. Scratch that: I am a horror fiend. (Any Misfits fans? I want your skulls!) February marks the eighth annual Women in Horror Month (2017) and I am excited to celebrate. The month was founded in order to promote the work of the amazing women contributing to horror of every artistic medium (film, literature, music, art, etc.) and in every capacity. It also helps to bring to light the fact that women are incredibly under-represented and unrecognized in the genre. Throughout the month of February, I will be peppering the blog with posts about women in horror, beginning with this one: Women in Horror & My Top 5 Feminist Horror Movies.
So, I have never been one to wear a lot of makeup, but recently, I’ve become mildly obsessed. Because of this, my sister chose to indulge me for Christmas and ordered my first subscribtion mailer, Ipsy! I am obviousy not a beauty professional, so take everything I write in my reviews with a grain of salt. Most opinions are just that and belong to me, alone. So, check out my first Ipsy bag & January 2017 unbagging!
I have only read three of the seven Harry Potter books in my life and I was very young, at the time. I don’t remember them well and honestly, they never resonated with me. Now that I am nearly thirty, I am noticing more than ever the profound impact they have had on my generation. From podcasts devoted to critical analysis to fellow millennials using Hogwarts houses to identify personality traits, I can’t help but be curious as to what I am missing.
I have no qualms about letting you guys know that being vegan is harder than it looks! (Or maybe it seems hard, but it didn’t to me, initially.) I entered into this vegan challenge (Veganuary) optimistic that I would succeed without any obstacles. As it turns out, nine days in and I have already fallen off the wagon with a trip to Burger King. Yep, already screwed up, but hey! I understand that this will be a process and not to expect absolute perfection. That being said, I want to share with you the challenges that I have encountered as a food obsessed fatty on a budget and help you learn from my mistakes!
It is officially 2017 and I spent the first twelve hours of the new year wallowing in self-pity due to my current life status. Don’t worry! The wallowing didn’t last long because (real talk): who has time for that sort of thing when endeavoring to change the world? Can I get an AMEN? Although I do not have a proper new year’s resolution, I do hope that this year will be better than 2016 (which was absolute shit) and that I change the world, of course. Beginning January 2nd, I will be going vegan! Veganuary is an organization whose mission is to “reduce the suffering of animals by inspiring and supporting people across the globe to go vegan for the month of January”. The organization invites people to give veganism a try by eating a strictly plant-based diet for the month of January and I have decided to jump on board.
I am an animal lover, but there is a strange disconnect in my brain when it comes to animals as food. I have seen the footage of animals being slaughtered and though absolutely horrific, these images have not been enough to convince me to go vegan. I am ethically torn! I am hoping that Veganuary will be a positive jumping off point and that it will teach me to approach veganism in a successful way. Have you ever considered veganism? Here are 5 reasons to join me in becoming vegan, this January!
5 Reasons to Give Vegan a Try This January 2017