Rating the Chairs and Couches in the DJS Lounge

Back on September 14, 2020 my blog post “Wildfires” was the first blog post of the 2020-2021 new year. Now it is May 9, 2022, and this is my last blog post of the school year. These blog posts also mark the beginning and end…

Spring showers bring Summer dresses

I really feel like the weather is against me every day. I wake up to the birds chirping, a fresh breeze, and a beautiful sunny sky. You would think that it would be really nice out, right? WRONG. How could you even think that? What…

Feeling 22

Since “22” came out in 2012 (a whole 10 years ago), I have been waiting to feel 22 in the way that Taylor Swift described. On Wednesday, April 20th, I finally felt that feeling. It is indeed miserable AND magical (oh yeah). So in honor…

SWINTER?

Coming from Las Vegas I am used to two settings in weather: 118°+ death heat OR 40° frigid winds. No in-between. So naturally, you could probably imagine my surprise when I came back for J-Term and saw snow. But that was reasonable. I assumed there…

Can Giraffes Swim?

Something I was talking about with some other people recently was putting joy back into learning. This topic came with an anecdote about finding the answer to the question of whether or not giraffes could swim. This is not a question a lot of people…

Spring Break 2022

In the great words of Eliza Hamilton in the hit Broadway show Hamilton: “Take a break”. With the second half of the semester fast approaching, it feels like there is less and less of an opportunity for anyone to take a break. There is always…

My Gender Is…

For many nonbinary people like me, gender is a complex feeling. I often find myself struggling to describe what my gender feels like. The binary genders that we adhere to do not reflect me accurately.  Recently, to help myself find the words, I’ve been keeping…

This Blog Post is Certified Gluten Free

As part of my Gender, Sexuality, and Race studies capstone, I created a portfolio of all my work from the GSRS classes I have taken during my time at PLU. When I was reading through my past work, I noticed that a topic I kept…

New Year, New (and same old) Me

This year is time for a new me.    I started with a new look. I ditched my bright (and beautiful) purple hair for bangs and dark hair. Some people didn’t recognize me at first, but it really gave me a new feeling of empowerment.…

Art Journaling for Healing

Recently, I’ve been diving deep into art journaling as a way to express myself and compress from my day. I’ve been creating art journals for the last 7 years, doing a page here and there when I feel called to. This year, though, I’ve found…