One of the most cliché pieces of advice we’ve all heard growing up is that hard work pays off. For the most part, this has proven to be true. Take the “miracle stories” of people working their way from the lower-class to making millions because of their dedication and ability to push themselves towards chasing … Continue reading Hard work pays off, but money does too
An excerpt from my NaNoWriMo novel, page one. By Sophie Stephens. 1 December 2017. I have a strange love of words. Any words will do, really: nouns or adverbs or adjectives. When I feel something or think something I can’t express on my own, words are always there to help me out. If there aren’t … Continue reading Excerpt: Just Before the Dawn (Sicut Ante Lucem)
The holiday season has finally arrived along with the biggest shopping day of the year: Black Friday. As stressful and chaotic as Black Friday shopping is, it is always nice to remember that workers are people too. Here are a few things you should avoid doing on Black Friday to help out the workers and … Continue reading An open letter to all Black Friday shoppers
A poem I wrote for my honors English class, where we worked on poetic devices.
Although lifestyle affecting the average American women’s size has been changing for a long time, stereotypes and acceptance have been slow to adapt. With the growing popularity of plus size models and body activists, the fashion world is on its way to accepting things that have been considered taboo in the fashion world. But are plus size women actually receiving the acceptance they deserve?