Category: Life

Life

Why “Buy American” Isn’t The Ethical Answer

  Late last year I came across some minimalism readings that made me interested in “living with less.” A vague interest in purging the unnecessary quickly lead to a commitment to shopping ethically and minimally. My interest quickly escalated after learning about the effect of fast-fashion on the environment and impoverished communities around the globe. It …

Life

Thank You To The Women Who Marched For Me When I Couldn’t

I wasn’t one of the millions of women who marched last weekend. Sadly, my social anxiety and claustrophobia kept me bound to my home. I was so torn whether to force myself to attend or let myself be okay with contributing to the cause in another way that I spent a week consulting with friends and …

Life

This Year I Started With Finding My ‘Positioning’

At the start of the new year, like everyone else, I wanted to make a commitment to being a better version of myself, but the idea of a resolution didn’t feel right. I needed something broader, like a vision or a mission. I wanted to frame a journey so that when I’m misguided or feeling …

Empowering, Life

Today I Have Hope

Today is finally the day. On the surface, it feels like I’ve been waiting a year and a half for this day, but truly I’ve been waiting 25 years. America has been waiting centuries. It’s Election Day, but more importantly, it’s the first time Americans saw a female presidential nominee from one of the two major …

Life

Changing A World Can Be Easier Than You Think

I envy those who know exactly what it is they want to do and go after it with their entire heart and soul. I’ve spent most of my life using the energy of my heart and soul just trying to find what it is I want to do. What is that ONE thing that will …

Empowering, Life

A Recipe for Life: A Dash of Silver Lining

My life is nothing like I imagined it to be. Exactly 3 years ago I was planning to continue living in Poland and to become a translator. Meanwhile, I moved to Chicago, got married, and started a website with traditional recipes. I hope my story, while sad at times, will be interesting and maybe even …

Empowering, Life

Have No Fear, You’re Not Alone

For my first two years out of college I worked at an education reform nonprofit that was focused on amplifying diverse voices in education. It was my first “real” job and I felt very much out of place. After my first day, which was also our first staff meeting, I went home and cried. “It doesn’t …

Empowering, Life

Why We’re Here: Women Sticking Together

Once upon a time, I was an aspiring fashion blogger. I was in college and in love with the idea of writing about fashion, crafting, and all things vintage. I was on a roll for a while, but then life got in the way (as it usually does). I graduated college, got my first real …