The Benefits of a Private Diary, from Productivity to Practice

I have long kept track of my lucid thoughts, feminine hysterics, and deepest fears in the form of a private diary. There is a little pile of random booklets and piles of paper stored away in a cardboard box somewhere in my childhood home which constitutes the first portion of this endeavour. More recently, a…

Female Bullying as Cultural Force

When I was much younger, I was fully exposed to the censure of female criticism. Female bullying – which often occurs with words rather than physical violence – can happen anywhere from grade school right through adulthood (these ideas have been extensively portrayed and popularized in movies like Mean Girls). Stereotypes about women are as…

Issues of Space and Time in the Working World

These past two (has it really only been two!?) months have been the first in several years where I’ve not had classes, school assignments, employment, or other major time commitments filling up my daytime hours. You might expect that this kind of freedom would be a glorious state of relaxation and euphoria for me. I…