Photo by Carmen Last year I set a real New Year’s resolution for myself. To say yes to more things. And I stuck to it. I stuck to it all throughout 2017 and I surprised myself in so many more ways than I ever thought I was capable of. I want to inspire you to try something new this year, so I’ve created a list of things you can do to better yourself, not change yourself: 1. Walk to work, or park farther away and add some steps to your journey. Download the “Carrot Rewards” ap
Illustration by Andreya Klobucar I went to a mostly white high school in a suburban area where feminism was only mentioned in text books. I don’t remember materializing the word into something that I could actually use or be, but my grandmother said she was a feminist so it must’ve meant I was one too. Mind you If a boy caught drift of that word I’d have been teased for it. To them, saying I was a feminist was the same as saying I was stiff. ‘Independence’ was about as far as
Photo by Brenda Godinez Ultraviolet Smoothie Bowl So you’ve done it! You’ve crafted a list of new years resolutions that you are DEFINITELY going to keep this year. And right there at the top, 12 letters stare back at you, “EAT HEALTHIER.” So, what now? Where do you look for inspiration for a quick and healthy meal? How about the Pantone Colour of the Year: Ultraviolet. Ingredients 1 Banana, sliced & frozen 3/4 cup Pineapple chunks, frozen 1/3 cup Blueberries, fresh or frozen
Photo by Ashley Kickliter Most people go into the year with success in their mind. Usually we think of the “failure” of the past year and guarantee to ourselves that this year it will be better. The only problem with this mindset is that most people believe there is only one form of success. I have come to realize that success may go beyond material gain. Success is often associated with landing a job in the business world, earning high amounts of money, buying your dream car
Photo courtesy of Laurie Shelly There are certain words that are familiar to me because I have come across them in books and know what they mean, but when I say them out loud, I realise I don’t know how to pronounce them. My bedroom walls are a powdery blush colour.
I chose the colour myself!
I remember, when I was a child,
my dad painted the walls while
I sat on the floor drawing
a picture of a girl in a castle
with my rainbow set of pencils,
her jewelled crown
Early November last year we were gifted with the gem that is the film Lady Bird. After hearing raving reviews about the movie, and pouring over the trailer and interviews, I knew I needed to get myself to the theater. Lady Bird exceeded my expectations. This movie being directed by Greta Gerwig presents an accurate portrayal of a young girl in her senior year of high school who goes by the name Lady Bird. You see Lady Bird tackle relationships, family, friendships and school;
Photo by Tatiana Butts It’s the new year. A new year a new you at least that’s what you keep telling yourself before you eat that bag of Hershey kisses you stuffed under your bed that you swore you wouldn’t eat. Look, it’s fine if you fall off the bandwagon occasionally when it comes to your new year’s resolutions. What’s important is three things: one, that you tried to get on it at all, two, your intentions for trying to get on, and three, what you do when you fall off. 1)
Photo by Amy McCan If you’re anything like me, there can a bit of self-imposed pressure to make your first book of the year something special. I always feel like that first story is going to set the mood for my whole year—I want to start it off well by establishing good reading habits. If the first stories of the year are important to you, here are five things to feast your mind’s eye on this January.
1. An old favorite:
Take the risk out of choosing your first book of
Illustration by Maia Boakye Women make 51% of the U.S. population.
As of 2017, only 21% of TV shows have casts with more female than male characters.
Wayward Sisters will have 6 female leads. One of the most popular television series with a large fanbase is CW’s Supernatural, a fantasy horror series featuring two brothers who travel across the country hunting demons and spirits. The show has been going for 13 seasons and plans on continuing. Although Supernatural is a great