Love is Louder (some thoughts on Amanda Todd)

I know first hand what its like to be called names and to be affected by things. They would call me fat, they would call me promiscuous in different words. At the time, when I was 12-years-old, that was like the end of the world. To me, bullying is one of my biggest platforms. Lets […]

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There are 2 Types of Men in this World: Jon Foremans & Damien Rices

Let me start by saying that I mean no ill-will to Damien Rice in writing this post, nor do I mean to pitch two men up against each other like was done to Britney & Christina; however, I can only assume that Damien Rice will be reading this post, therefore I can only hope that […]

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Blue-Eyed Boy Meets Brown-Eyed Girl

The following is a paper I wrote in November 2011 for my Relational Communications class on Verbally Abusive Relationships – using the example from my own life.  “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.”- Harvey Fierstein   When I recovered […]

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St. Augustine on Relationships

Here is a paper I wrote for my Influential Christian Thinkers course in 2011 – working off of St. Augustine’s “On Christian Doctrine” and how his definition of ‘using’ and ‘enjoying’ applies to various types of relationships. Intro In “On Christian Doctrine,” St. Augustine speaks of the difference between enjoying and using things. He says, […]

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On the Men I Choose

Here’s a paper I wrote in 2011 for one of my creative writing classes containing reflections on past relationships, what I want from future relationships, and some thoughts from St. Augustine. Recently I was looking for another writer to add to Libero Magazine, someone who is honest, humble, shows a sense of self-knowledge, is dependable, […]

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