Yearly Roundup: My Favorite Albums of 2017

I think I’m like most people in saying that I love music. Really, who doesn’t? Music makes the world go round, (or some cheesy thing like that.) This year, there were some notable album releases that really put me on to new artists and furthered my love for old artists. Music, like other forms of…

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…

Poetry Tuesday: Mourning

I’m tired of mourning friendships in which the people are still alivei’m tired of being the person that always cares more  I’m tired of waiting for a message that I’ll never receive  i’m tired of feeling guilty for cutting out the people who let me go It’s easy to say “I’m better than this I…

The Wonder of Ivy Podcast: Episode 10 – Dominican Mothers

Happy Sunday and Happy Dominican Mother’s Day! This week’s episode is an ode to my Dominican Mom and all Dominican and immigrant mother’s! This episode is very special to me and if you are not from an immigrant family, it will give you a little insight immigrants and their struggles! Make sure to listen and…

The Wonder of Ivy Podcast: Episode Eight – Confrontation

“There can be no progress without head-on confrontation.” Christopher Hitchens Confrontation is scary, but often necessary. When we confront someone, we are advocating for ourselves and the relationship with that person. In this week’s episode, I discuss confrontation and the effects avoiding it has had on my relationships and myself. Listen up and share with…

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…

My Breast Reduction Story: Before (Part 1)

Since I was in middle school, I had big breasts. It was something that seemed to happen overnight, and since then something I’ve had to deal with. Throughout middle school and highschool, I “looked” older due to my breasts, and gained a lot of unwanted attention, mostly from older men. In school, I didn’t get that…