I went on a date with a 30-something and the world didn’t explode.

I went on a date with a 30-something and the world didn’t explode.

The last time I went on a date with an age gap, I was a sophomore in college. Blissfully unaware of decent vodkas, 401ks, and the tackiness of my fake Long Champ. He was 27, I was 20. At the time this age gap seemed astronomical. Like, 7 years?! Omg he was legally able to drink when [...]

A statement from a victim to the men who are not victims.

A statement from a victim to the men who are not victims.

Submitted by a guest writer who has chosen to remain anonymous.  An open letter to... Oh wait. I don't want to write you a letter. I don't want to address you as your name or end this with mine. I don't want you to know me, not that you would really take the time to get to [...]

Caffeine in the Capitol: Love ‘n Faith

Caffeine in the Capitol: Love ‘n Faith

Love 'n Faith Community Cafe 2424 14th St NW Washington, DC 20009 http://www.lovenfaithcafe.com "Can I have a piece?" the woman behind the counter asked as I took my bubblegum flavored Trident gum out of my bag. I had never been asked this in a coffee shop before, usually people are in their own heads, reading [...]

Read this if you’re uncertain about what’s next

Read this if you’re uncertain about what’s next

So, what's next? A question as a young-twenty something I get ALL of the time. Usually this is pertaining to jobs, sometimes it's after I rant about a stupid guy (happens frequently). I don't know yet. A simple answer that usually leaves people with a confused look on their face immediately followed by a cheerful, [...]

No, you cannot use me to cut the line.

No, you cannot use me to cut the line.

I don't hide the fact that I landed a pretty sweet gig after college. It started with a risky move away from home, continuing into brutal understaffed nights as a waitress, then to long days of working in the office prior to my brutal understaffed nights as a waitress until I finally landed into a salaried position at one [...]

A new normal that isn’t normal yet.

A new normal that isn’t normal yet.

“What the f*ck is wrong with me?” I cried as I laid in bed in excruciating pain at 4 in the morning. I wanted to call someone, anyone. The tears rolled down my face as my legs stiffened. This was night number five. I attempted to stand up to make the leg cramps subside, stumbling [...]

That time I went to see Pope Francis by myself.

That time I went to see Pope Francis by myself.

The scariest part of moving away wasn't anything having to do with finances or mental stability. People asked me time and time again if I was scared, and I would always reply with, "No, I'm just excited," which was the honest truth. Oftentimes we avoid jumping into the unknown because we're afraid of what life might [...]