My Narrative

“I won’t stay quiet because staying silent is the same as dying.” – Dua Lipa 

*Trigger warning: Sexual assault*

It has taken years for me to sit down and write what you are about to read.  Continue reading “My Narrative”

#WhenIWas: Growing Up as a Girl 

When I moved to Paris, I realized my femininity. I was in the big city and I wanted to dress well, forgetting the small town norms of jeans and a t-shirt and feeling self-conscious when wearing red-lipstick, I went all out in heels and dresses that made me feel beautiful. I wore pumps for the first time, bought myself a sexy romper for girl’s night (first time I ever truly dressed sexy and a little provocative) and you can now see me always sporting the lipstick, what my friends now call V’s trademark. I always highly believed that my self-conscious of being slightly revealing was due to my body image. This weekend while reading #WhenIWas tweets, I had a sudden flashback to 5th grade.  Continue reading “#WhenIWas: Growing Up as a Girl “