After a period of profound silence, I have decided to start publishing on my blog again. I realized that the reason I stopped sharing my thoughts was because I lacked self-validation, I was ashamed of what had happened to me, and I was afraid to upset people. I am trying to be honest, I’m trying to be myself.
To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight.E.E. Cummings
I have found the self-labelization of ‘Bad Bitch’ as well as the absolute ridiculousness of the word ‘blovel’ a liberation. Thus, below you will find the three blovels that I have/am writing.
How to Value Your Own Thoughts is my contribution to the #MeToo Movement as I try to process my own experience with love, rape, and bisexuality.
The Bad Bitch of History is about my experience volunteering with Refugees with Action for Education as I try to understand how the Refugee Crisis came to be and what we can do to help. I am currently in Greece volunteering and in the process of writing.
Pretty Words is the prequel to the Bad Bitch series. It is the unedited version of the novel I wrote when I was 17 for NaNoWriMo in order to write myself out of my third depression. It unintentionally foreshadowed what would actually happen to me.
It is a fictional blovel about a girl named Sammy Ginsberg who graduates from the University of St Andrews moves back to LA and gets a job as an editorial assistant at Manic D-Press. She lives with her two best friends in Los Feliz. While journaling in the trunk of her mini van with a mug of hot chocolate, she realizes that she needs to stop repressing herself and tell her work crush exactly how she feels…