Stop it, brain…I don’t need it!

When I was entering teenagehood, I found myself coveting two packages of fake nails that I thought would make me prettier and cooler. I couldn’t stop thinking about how good they would look on my tiny hands. Already at the…

We are HUMAN

Joseph Fort Newton once said, “Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.”My ten-year-old-self didn’t build bridges, she burnt them. Along with her posse, she would walk her way through the hallway, looking at everyone with disgust as if…

If not me, who will?

A few weeks ago, I got monumentally ill, the kind of sick that makes you wish you were already dead instead of laying on your bed, feverish and frequently passing out from the pain. I couldn’t eat or even stand…

The Sustainable Development… What?

We have all been protected by bubble wrap at some point, shielding us from any harm or bad news. There were no holes, no entry allowed for negativity. At the time, everything in our world seemed happy. We did not…

Shine a light!

When I was younger, whenever I thought or heard about breast cancer, my mind would always go to old women. At that time in my life, I didn’t know much about cancer and what it actually meant to battle the…

We are the world

The earth starts to tremble slightly and my heart picks up speed, pounding rapidly beneath my chest; but it isn’t until the movements gradually become rougher that I think to myself – this is it. This is how I die.…