Modern Day McCarthyism: Thoughts on Cecil the Lion and Dr. Walter Palmer

This week, the Internet blew up in justifiable outrage over Minnesota dentist Dr. Walter Palmer's killing of a beautiful and beloved lion in Zimbabwe named, Cecil, in what is called a "canned hunt". Dr....more
FloatOnYourLove I'd agree with this if there were any legal repercussions toward #WalterPalmer. ...more

Sorry Hashtag I am not a journalist

Well, I bet you are thoroughly confused by my title since if you have been on my twitter feed or googled me you may have seen where the publications have posted 'my writings'. I did not write one word of actual article. Hashtag Sorry I am not a journalist when someone puts me in their feed which is like Bloglovin except it has the word paper in it. ...more

Media vs. Me

Any media is good media? No, I don't believe that statement is at all true. Everything I identify myself as, has been getting a lot of media attention lately and not the good kind....more

The battle I choose not to fight

I've spent the better part of my life feeling inadequate.My efforts always fell short of expectations, my potential was always three steps ahead. And that's not all....more

Why I'm Worried About Honey Boo Boo

dirtyandthirty.comThe other day I found myself worrying about Honey Boo Boo. Yes, there I was wondering wh...more

The Single Story: The Eastern Woman through the Western Lens

“So that is how to create a single story, show a people as one thing, as only one thing, over and over again and that is what they become.” Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieI was watching Ted talks on Netflix to see what all the hullaballoo was.  I listened to rich, successful people talk about what they thought is going to inspire the rest of us to miraculously achieve something similar and solve the world’s problems. I dozed into (an uninspired) sleep, but that is another discussion altogether....more

The Start of Something New

Hi Everybody,My name is Jessica, I am a Master's student in Kinesiology, and so naturally, I want to get people as fit as possible as fast as possible. I want people to train as hard as possible as long as possible, put their real lives on hold to exercise and eat low carb, low fat, and have 3 small but high protein meals a day.......or not....more

The full story of media abstinence for children

Before our son was born, my husband and I talked about what kind of environment we wanted for him. And one of the areas we agreed on was that we wouldn't expose him to a lot of media. The decision came from information from several sources citing that media use was not good for infants.  Since that time, more research has been done, and a more complete story has emerged....more

Throwback Thursday – The TV Tells Us What to Weigh

I thought it would be fun to share some of my articles and writing from my college days. During undergrad, I was a Communications major with a focus in Journalism and Writing. Needless to say, I have an arsenal of articles and various pieces that I had to write for classes. I also wrote plenty for our college newspaper, The Voice, where I was an editor....more