International Women's Day

#BeBoldForChange Activists on March 8th

Every year March 8 represents International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is Be Bold For Change. So how can a woman be bold against the rising populist movement? That’s a hard question to answer because there’s no definitive measure really. After all, a woman can’t be bold on a single level; instead she must attack every stage from the local to the international. Gaining rights for women in your city is valuable, but it doesn’t help women across the nation. And protesters, organizers, and movers face becoming social villains, depending on the selling narrative of the time. So I can’t answer this from any other perspective but my own. That’s exactly what I’ll do.

Here’s how I’m willing to change the world around me: fighting back for future generations’ freedom. It’s not just those us alive now that will face present day repercussions. Nominations like the Supreme Court are generational. My generation–the X-Y grey area–continues to have children and our children will face decisions made by those in charge, no matter if I personally voted for the winning party or not. Politics are more than a single issue. It’s everything. So my job is to promote change, to be bold, to remind the world why women are valuable.

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Depression Lies

When Depression Lies

Depression lies.

It is an utter void of despair, seeping into your being. It rewires and re-illustrates what you think the truth is. But remember: depression lies. It’s not easy to look past that when the stress pounds against your skull. When the world makes you feel like a failure for not winning a losing battle. But it’s a lie. You can beat depression…because it lies.

I struggle with depression every single day.

I don’t always notice. Sometimes it pops up when I lay my head on the pillow and all the worries come rushing back. Nothing like a stressmare that’s running on depression and anxiety, right? But I have to always remember depression lies. I’m not a failure while I search for job. A lot of millennials are searching for jobs right now. A lot of us are struggling to make ends meet as the world doesn’t confirm to fit our needs, staying in a stagnant holding pattern until the right chess piece is moved. Far, far above our level.

We’re not in power, not yet.

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