BLACK LIVES MATTER (RESOURCES)

Hey all. With everything going on, it feels insignificant to create and post content as if nothing is going on. As much as I love interviews, anime, and fun things, I don’t want to talk about that much less want to see it. I’m tired. I’m angry. I’m hurt. However, I understand that as someone…

Fitlife: 5 Tips for Morning Workouts

I’ll preface this post by saying it’s no secret – I’m into my health and fitness. If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ve followed my journey. I don’t post too much of it on my blog or TWOI Instagram, but I do share when I workout and some of my milestones here and…

Kaguya-sama: Love is War – Season 1 Review

Lately I’ve been on an intense anime kick. Normally, I watch anywhere from one to five shows a year, try to watch all the anime in theater events, and usually reread my favorite manga series yearly. But lately, I just have been watching show after show. The reason why I haven’t watched a lot of…

TWOI Bites: Picky Eating & Trying New Things

When it comes to trying new foods, your girl has come a looooonggggg way. My close friends and family can tell you 2 things with certainty about me and food: I’m a picky eater. I eat almost everything with ketchup. Both these things have such a negative connotation in the food eating world. I can’t…

Las Cartas – A Short Story by LDLC

Starting today, I’ll be sharing the pieces I write at the RDG Writers Link Up. Join us every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at Barrio Alegria from 6-8pm. She shuffled the deck and I noticed how worn the cards were. The corners bent upwards and a yellow tinge covered the parts that may…

WONDERLust – Chanticleer Gardens

I woke up this morning feeling restless. I didn’t want to stay in bed all day but I also didn’t know what to do. I also had a few stipulations when trying to figure out what to do because I’m currently on a “girl, get your life together” mission (aka stop spending money on bullshit.)…

The Wonder of Ivy Presents: The Vine – Nemesis Fitness (ep 1)

If you’ve been in West Reading on Sundays around 5, you may have thought there was a race happening. It’s hard to miss a huge group of people running down 6th ave. But it isn’t a race; it’s a community of runners dedicated to living their best lives through fitness and team work. The Nemesis…

5 Tips for Letting Go (of Your Clothes)

I’m not going to lie – I think I’m a hoarder. But not like a Hoarders, hoarder. More like a baby hoarder. It has been hard to admit that but as I’ve moved, cleaned, and reorganized, it became undeniable: I own A LOT of shit. Most recently it became obvious when I decided to clean…

Dominicans to Support In Reading, PA!

Feliz dia de la Independencia mi gente! *insert airhorn noise* *queue “platano con salami” song* As most Dominicans, I am very proud to be Dominican. As most people know, Dominicans are very proud to be Dominicans. Most of my peers remember Dominican Independence day back at Reading High. Kids flooding the streets with Dominicans colors,…

TWOI Presents: LOVE[LESS]: The Second Collection of Poems and Essays

Happy Valentine’s Day! In honor of my favorite holiday, I have brought back LOVE[LESS]! This year I’m honored to bring you 26 pieces about love and heartbreak. Thank you so much to all of the amazing writers who contributed a little piece of themselves for this project. I love you all so much. This is…