Showing posts from March 26, 2017

It's On Us: Take the Pledge

It's On Us released a new video for their campaign in hopes to combat the culture of sexual assault.

It's On Us has four main objectives: 

ToRECOGNIZEthat non-consensual sex is sexual assault. 
ToIDENTIFYsituations in which sexual assault may occur. 
ToINTERVENEin situations where consent has not or cannot be given. 
ToCREATE an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.

This pledge is a personal commitment to help keep women and men safe from sexual assault. It is a promise not to be a bystander to the problem, but to be a part of the solution. It's On Us offer tools and tips to help reach their four goals. 

Take the pledge here.
Donate to the campaign here.

The It's On Us campaign is dedicated to educating the masses on the revolving culture of sexual assault. They are committed to changing the culture and stopping sexual assault. They encourage people to intervene when they recognize their behavior and support survivors through their hea…

I Just Need a Minute to Talk About Spike Jonze's, Her

I am mesmerized by this movie every time I watch it. Absolutely enamored with it. It's beautifully crafted with a blend of a beautiful soundtrack, fluid dialogue and alluring cinematography. But what really gets me every, single time, are the thought-provoking excerpts from the script. 

Here are a few of my favorites: 

"Sometimes I think I have felt everything I'm ever gonna feel. And from here on out, I'm not gonna feel anything new. Just lesser versions of what I've already felt." - Theodore says this midway throughout the movie as he is reflecting on his divorce and going forward in life. 

"The past is just a story we tell ourselves." - Samantha says this to Theodore at the end of the movie, right before they part (spoiler alert). She is reflecting on their relationship and how they have grown individually and separately. 

"Dear Catherine, I've been sitting here thinking about all the things I wanted to apologize to you for. All the pain we …

You Can Be Religiously Indifferent While Remaining Religiously Tolerant

I identify as agnostic. The dictionary definition is agnostic is: "a person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God or of anything beyond material phenomena; a person who claims neither faith nor disbelief in God." Long story short, it means that I am quite skeptical about the existence of a fluffy white afterlife, but I don't believe we're all just suspended in space for no reason. 

The problem I run into quite often, is that people assume that because my religion identifies closer with atheism than it does Christianity, that I won't be tolerant of their chosen faith. Which is not really fair. I am pretty much supportive any anything that brings us peace. You're a Christian? Cool. You're a Muslim? Cool. If that brings you solace in your heart and mind, you be the damn worshipper you can be. Just because we have different beliefs, doesn't mean I will discount yours. I often find that conversations with relig…

United Airlines Bars Girls from Plane Because of Leggings

United Airlines made headlines for not letting two teenage girls on a flight because of their leggings. The company then unleashed a PR clusterfuck by tweeting "The passengers this morning were United pass riders who were not in compliance with our dress code policy for company benefit travel." Seriously? I don't even know how I would have responded if I were the mother of these two girls. 

Since when do airlines get to police young girls clothing? This isn't a time where flying is such a luxury that it is only accessible by the rich and famous. This isn't a time where flyers drink Manhattans and wear suits and tip their hat when approached by a stranger. This isn't a time where women have to wear panty hose or long skirts to avoid being seen as promiscuous. 

Honestly, the first thing that came to mine was: "Who the fuck does United think they are?" 

I remember flying back from Vegas when I was 22. The Electric Daisy Carnival was going on, and several …

I'm Getting Really Tired of People Telling me I'm too Pretty for my Boyfriend

This is going to be more of a rant type post. If that doesn't interest you, you're free to leave now.

Twice in the past week, people have had the nerve to tell me I am "too pretty" for my boyfriend. Let me just take a moment to point out everything wrong with telling me that.

Between the "you're just so pretty" and the "I just think you're settling" I don't know which pisses me off more.

First off, he is not a wrong order at lunch. He is not a hamburger I ordered without onions that was served to me with onions that I'll settle for because I don't want to make a scene. He is not a "is Pepsi okay?" He's a human. And currently, he is my human. And he could look like the hunchback of Notre Dame or Adam Levine himself, doesn't matter, he is one of the most beautiful humans.

It doesn't matter what you think. Quite frankly, I don't think it's appropriate to go around pointing out that you think my relati…