Grief & Guilt

If I leave you it doesn’t mean that I love you any less. Keep me in your heart for a while.
– Warren Zevon

It has been an entire year since we lost Kevin. In fact, today marks one year, exactly. I’ve been so distracted by so many things that I can’t believe an entire year has passed, already. My body has a way of ensuring that I never go without recognizing the awfulness of April; something biological that insists that I grieve, again.

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Fight for Your Right: Political Protests

McInne Maced Protestors Post

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?

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Women in Horror & My Top 5 Feminist Horror Movies

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.

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First Ipsy & January 2017 Unbagging

Ipsy bag post Jan 2017

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!

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Friday Reads: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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.

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Being Vegan is Harder Than It Looks

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!

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