How Thor, Forky, and a Murder Book Taught Me Valuable Lessons in Self-Love

The following contains spoilers for Avengers: Endgame, but does NOT contain spoilers beyond anything that has already appeared in trailers or publicity for Toy Story 4. Viewer discretion is advised. …sorry, I’ve just always really wanted to say that! It’s been awhile since writing one of these blog posts, because despite knowing what I wanted to say, I didn’t … More How Thor, Forky, and a Murder Book Taught Me Valuable Lessons in Self-Love

30 Strange Things I’ve Learned About Myself from Studying Abroad

Well that’s it, folks! My semester abroad in New Zealand has come to an end, and as I reflect on my past few months and all of the amazing things I had the crazy opportunities to accomplish, I realized that I’ve learned quite a few things about myself and about New Zealand. Let’s discuss: 1. I can … More 30 Strange Things I’ve Learned About Myself from Studying Abroad

Me Before “Me Before You,” and Me Afterwards

I have been absolutely obsessed with the notion of Me Before You since the trailer premiered in February. Even though I, a cinephile who is studying criticism, should have immediately waved it off as a silly chick flick, I found myself absolutely giddy. May couldn’t come soon enough! Well. It’s June. New Zealand got Me Before You a month … More Me Before “Me Before You,” and Me Afterwards

Never Trust a “Sold Out” Sign – Two Nights at the Auckland Writers Festival

Yesterday and today, I attended the 15th annual Auckland Writers Festival. Sadly, of the hundreds of lectures, signings, workshops and other events the Festival has going on, I could only attend two of the lectures, thanks in no small part to my student budget and crammed student schedule. But tonight, as I sit here thinking about the … More Never Trust a “Sold Out” Sign – Two Nights at the Auckland Writers Festival