When I started this blog in 2009 I never imagined it would last. However, I eventually found the value in having a little corner of my life dedicated to making mistakes, writing about weird things, and taking pictures. A place I could come at 2 AM with coffee and an idea and make things happen.
I've been reading the book Girl Zines: Making Media Doing Feminism by Alison Piepmeier for a master's course. She talks through the Girls Zines which were made in the 1990s by young feminists looking for a way to express themselves. As I read through I was struck by what these zines did for young women. In short, Piepmeier argues zines "are sites where girls and women construct identities."
Ok, I get it, I get it. Blogging is different. And I know that. But it made me nostalgic. For the moment when blogging was that for me. It was my community and my way to think and take care of myself.
So I wanna try this again. With a face lift. I said earlier I don't know how to blog now that I'm different. But instead of giving up I'm just gunna wing it and try.
I thought it might help to reintroduce myself. So....
Career: I'm a student and GTA at the University of Missouri - Kansas City. I graduate in August
Favorite book: Peter Pan
One thing I've learned today is Hobby Lobby closes at 8 pm
One thing that makes me happy is my coffee mug collection
One thing that makes me sad is breaking a coffee mug
I've tried sushi once and threw up afterwards. My best friends still make fun of me for it
The most important thing for you to know about me today is I am terrified of taking a course on Ulysses this summer