Faking It

The last thing people would ever describe me as is “shy.” People usually opt for adjectives like loud, talkative, and outgoing, but never, ever, shy. I would agree for the most part. I’m not afraid to speak my mind. In social situations, I can often be found interacting with people, new and old. But here’s…

Body Shaming: Is it a Cultural Thing?

I live for August. For the past few years, August has always meant vacation to Dominican Republic. For those who are unaware, I come from Dominican parents. Both were born there, along with my two older sisters. My parents travel frequently back and forth, and in August, my sisters and I join them. During this…

Weekend Getaway: Baecation In New York

A while back, my boyfriend and I decided to give less gifts, and take more trips. (You can read about it here.) With school, work, gym, and other obligations, it is hard for us to come across time to spend together unless we plan it. Of course, now that we live together it is easier…

Looking Back: On Confidence

Facebook’s “On this Day” is the worst and best thing that has happened. On most days, I am reminded on the cringe-worthy teen I was 7 years ago. I read my old status updates and wonder, “Who the hell let me have a Facebook?” But, today, I was reminded of a “note” (Facebook’s equivalent of…