I've had too much time on my hands lately. Modeling has slowed down again, I'm not getting many hours at the coffee shop, and I don't have too many blogging ideas. I need a hobby, another job, or something to occupy my mind. I have been spending too many hours on social media. In the… Continue reading Planned Parenthood Does So Much More
Vegan, model, barista, and blogger. These are the areas that I define myself. Through all of my endeavors, I want to be light to others. I spend more energy pursuing certain aspects of my life than others. In my last post, I shared about veganism. Today, I'm going to share about modeling. Some take a… Continue reading I Don’t Pray That I Will Book Jobs
I used to write about mental health all of the time. While covering different takes on anxiety, bullying, depression, suicide prevention, and hope for the broken I got my start as a writer. I was approached by one of the editors of The Hopeline after they read a blog post that I wrote, and Lama-Leah… Continue reading Three Changes That Have Improved My Mental Health
2012-2013 were the worst years of my life so far. I was a freshman in high school. Two of my best friends turned there back on me out of the blue and tormented me. A few of my other peers hated me for reasons I will never know. The school didn't take my complaints about… Continue reading Not Being “Pure” Triggered My Mental Health To Spiral
Dear dog, Thank you for teaching me how to be loyal. I remember the exact day that I got you, February 24, 2008 on a cold and rainy day you became a part of the family. I looked at dozens of dogs that day and you stuck out to me the most. I was barely… Continue reading Dear Dog, You Taught Me How To Be Loyal
Shana Tova! It's been awhile since I've written a JewISH themed post. Rosh Hashanah is one of my favorite holidays. Although I didn't make it to the temple, I made sure to celebrate it. To ring in the year party with loved ones, vegan Kugel (my boyfriend cant remember what it's called refers to it… Continue reading JewISH New Year Thoughts
Those who are firm believers in purity (culture) you are probably shaking your head, just by the title. To be honest, by the time you finish reading this you might be praying for me (if you aren't already). As I frequently say, please hear my out before writing a not so nice email. Father daughter… Continue reading My Value Has Nothing To Do With My Virginity
I started Lama-Leah when I was in high school, but I didn't truly invest in it until the fall after I graduated. I was very lost in that season. My post-graduation plans fell through, and I didn't know where I belonged, and to be honest I still don't. Within that time period, I was casually… Continue reading Thank Goodness I Didn’t Get Married
Catching title right? I can already imagine the back lash that I am going to receive for writing this. Before composing a nasty message to me, please try to hear me out. Today I'm going to focus on the Evangelical side of my upbringing. I have never had a serious conversation about sex within the… Continue reading Why Are Evangelicals Obsessed With Doing It?
I was always taught that if a couple lives together outside of marriage it was a sin. I was taught that you will be so close to each other, that neither of you (but mostly the man) will be able to avoid the temptation of having sex. That is the same community that taught me… Continue reading I Fell For The Wrong Guy?