Gilmore Girls: A Year of Finding Oneself

If you have yet to watch the Gilmore Girls revival, first of all, what are you doing?? And second, don’t read ahead if you don’t want any SPOILERS.

Ok, now that that’s out of the way… I loved the revival! I’m a huge Gilmore Girls fan (see post from February if you need more proof), and have been anxiously awaiting the revival all year for the past nine years. Instead of detailing every little thought I have about the revival, such as whether I liked the ending and THE LAST FOUR WORDS (I loved it) or if there should be more episodes (NO), I will talk about the one theme that stuck out to me the most: finding yourself. Continue reading Gilmore Girls: A Year of Finding Oneself

Creating the future Leslie Knopes of the world

So here’s a fun game: Spot Kate among the 8th graders!

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Top row: Emma, Haley, Rachel, Hannah, Heaven, my co-mentor Carolyn, Olivia; Bottom row: Reagan, me, Mackenzie, Lauren, Anya

Last week I volunteered as a mentor for Girls’ Day at the State House with the Maine Women’s Policy Center. It was an amazing day, but as you can probably see from the picture of my group, I was often mistaken for one of the students. Continue reading Creating the future Leslie Knopes of the world

Feminist (magazine) issues

I recently did something I haven’t done in a few years… I bought a copy of Teen Vogue. It’s not that I don’t like the magazine (I follow it on every social media platform), but I thought I had outgrown it. When I saw Amandla Stenberg on the cover, though, I jumped on it.

Not only is the feature story in the February issue about Amandla, who is known for her video on cultural appropriation “Don’t Cash Crop My Cornrows” and for playing Rue in The Hunger Games, the whole edition is about feminism. I haven’t seen another mainstream women’s or girls’ magazine do this. Ever. Correct me if I’m wrong. Continue reading Feminist (magazine) issues

Where you lead, I will always follow

In case you don’t watch Gilmore Girls… 1. Get out, and 2. This post’s title is in reference to the show’s theme song. As a die-hard Gilmore fan, I am overcome with emotion at the news that the show’s revival has been made official.

Me when I heard about the revival

In case you haven’t heard, Gilmore Girls (which ran for seven seasons from 2000-2007) is being brought back by Netflix for a four-part series set in the present day. The news was rumored a few months ago and confirmed a couple of weeks ago. I would have blogged about it sooner, but I was too busy hyperventilating over the announcement.  Continue reading Where you lead, I will always follow

Finding my word of the year, and myself

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably ditched your new year’s resolution by now. We all make them each year knowing full well we won’t follow through. With this in mind, I started off 2016 not with a resolution, but with a word.

I’ve been noticing that more and more people have been embracing the idea of having a word of the year – something that you’ll keep in mind and try to live your whole year by. Your actions and words should reflect the word and over time the word will begin to guide you without you even realizing it. It should become natural. Continue reading Finding my word of the year, and myself