Hey fam! This week you get a bonus video in which I have a bad hair day and no lipstick! But that's okay, CUZ IMPERFECTION AMIRITE?! This week we're talking about women and the pressure they face through double standards in society. We tell girls to be a certain shape, size, and color, take a certain job, marry certain people, and to balance it all with regular life...and to make it all look easy. But these expectations are impossible to achieve. Ladies, instead of making our
Welcome to Week 3 of Imperfection, in which we talk about the myth of happy endings.
While I do believe it's possible to have beautiful, perfect moments, I don't believe in happily ever afters. For people dealing with mental illness, happiness is a state of being, and it's rarely permanent. This video explains how teens and teachers can help each other understand that mental disorders cannot be fixed with a band-aid. My TEDx Talk explains my experiences with men
Welcome to week 2 of Imperfection! This week we're tackling a subject that everyone hates--failure. Failure is the most discomforting, distress-causing, nausea-inducing experience there is. We avoid it, stress about it, and then fall into it inevitably, and then we sink lower than ever. When we run from failure, we stay comfortable. But when we open ourselves to risk and loss, we learn, grow, and become stronger through facing our fears. So I ask you, are you comfortably numb
Welcome to month 2 of A+ Life! As we talked about last week, this month we're focusing on Imperfection, and today we'll be starting with talking about physical imperfections. I have always been insecure about the way that I look. Learning to do my makeup has taught me that I have control over my insecurities--and that even though we should confront our fears, self-esteem is a process. It's okay to need assistance. But today, I'm doing something I've never done before, as a wa
Greetings, All! Hope you're having a great day, because we’re about to talk about how awful we all are! This is because March’s theme will be Imperfection, which is a subject I both love and loathe. In the years I battled anxiety and depression, I was riddled with insecurities. I have always been an overachiever; to me, perfection was not the goal, it was the standard. In everything I pursued as a teen, whether it was theatre, a school project, a relationship, or a competitio