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Under the Surface

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The 20s are all about following your heart. There is something to be admired about those with free spirits. Unbridled by the complications of life, nomadic in nature, and carefree with the world as their playground. How freeing it must be to be virtually without responsibility. How fulfilling it must be to do only what you want. How joyous it must be to be following your heart wherever it takes you. For the rest of us, we try to find a balance in doing what we have to and finding what makes us happy. The question is, how do we know what we're passionate about. We all know what we want, it's just under the surface.

Indecisiveness may be one of my biggest pet peeves. When I ask people to make a choice and they say it doesn't matter, that I should choose, or to surprise me, it just irks me so much. Maybe it's the fact that they've given up control over their decision so flippantly, maybe it's apathy or lack of showing the same amount of care I have the topic, or ma…

Checked Baggage

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The 20s are all about knowing what you bring to the spaces you enter. Each and everyone of us comes with all our memories, experiences, and identities. Our bags are constantly packed and we take them with us wherever we go. There are times when they're visible and others when it's almost as if they're not there. We leave them behind here and there as well as add things as we go. What do people see when they scan your checked baggage?

There's this notion that people are supposed to "check their baggage" at the door. That idea is absolute nonsense. It denies our humanity and asks us to lie about who we are. It asks us to do something completely impossible, to leave part of ourselves out. It's like asking President Obama to come meet with you but telling him to leave the secret service behind. Even more so it's like asking any of the Hollywood Chris' (Evans, Hemsworth, Pratt) to leave their masculinity, maleness, or whiteness outside. Sure, people'…

Liberation

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The 20s are all about becoming the real you. I used to think it was ridiculous when people would say that they needed time to find themselves, now I I think it may quite possibly be the most important thing we get to do in this life. Everything else either works or doesn't dependent on whether or not we get to be our full selves. I say get because it's an immense privilege and one every single human DESERVES to be yourself. The reality is, as for now, not everyone and honestly very few people ever get to wholeheartedly be themselves. It's sad, scary, and truly disappointing. We should get to be, at least in this sense of the word, ourselves in the most authentic ways possible. Join me on a miniature path to liberation.

I am a feminist. There I said it. I know what you're thinking, I'm betraying my own gender and sex (first of all there are not interchangeable or the same; neither are a binary but sex has to do with what you were assigned biologically at birth wherea…

Pumpkin Spice Latte

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The 20s are all about being basic. Yup, I said it, basic. In a time when everything seems so complicated with so much extraness, there's something to be said about keeping it calm and simple. Get to the point. Let's get down to business (Mulan had me like ...) and do what we have to do. It's tiring to be in places, doing things, and with people who unnecessarily take up time. Let's move on. Let's stop beating around the bush. Let's get it started already. Sometimes life is complicated and other times it's not really ... like at all. Sometimes it's a simple as a pumpkin spice latte.

*To be clear, I freaking love everything pumpkin. Like deadass though, pumpkin flavored anything hits me right in the feels.

There's this meme, trope or stereotype - whatever you want to call it - about white girls being "basic" in the modern sense of the word meaning unsophisticated, stupid or easy. At first it seemed harmless but that's only if you look at s…