Haunted Halloween Candy Care Package Review & Giveaway!

*This is a sponsored post in cooperation with GourmetGiftBaskets, but all thoughts and opinions are thoroughly my own! It’s Halloween Month, the MOST important holiday of the year and I’m busy basking in every single day of the season. I feel like a fluttering fall witch-fairy, spreading autumnal colors and spooky decorations everywhere I go, … Read more

i hate everyone but you

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“Dear Best Friend, I can already tell that I will hate everyone but you. Sincerely, Ava Helmer (that brunette who won’t leave you alone) We’re still in the same room, you weirdo. Stop crying. G” I feel like readers past a certain age aren’t going to fully grasp the artful dance of this book. If … Read more

Wrecked

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I don’t think it’s exaggerating to say that college sexual assault has reached epidemic levels in the US. The ridiculous bureaucracy with which it’s often dealt is no doubt a contributing factor. However, it’s also a complex tangle of patriarchal ideas, well-meaning but sometimes misguided advocates, survivor guilt, and lack of effective education. On the … Read more