Freelance writer and editor.

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Wisdom is what you learn from the mountain of mistakes you make in life. — Estela Portillo, “The Paris Gown”

Some of what I’m about to list I remember intuitively knowing as a kid; sometimes, children are endowed with the most understanding wisdom. Other snippets are evoked from slight exposure…

Weighing the pros and cons of Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok use.

Why I’m Leaving Social Media as a Writer
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There’s no discounting the opportunities social media brings people today.

In recent times social media has come under a lot of heat. With Frances Haugen’s evidence and testimony of Facebook’s adverse effect on democracy, international politics, and the youth, the unintended consequences of an interconnected online landscape are undeniable. …

Relationships + Culture

A 19-year love story in the making

Illustration by Le Fool,

“Do you think the universe fights for souls to be together?” — Emery Allen

Few pairings in Hollywood garner a blending of both partners’ names and cult-like following like “Bennifer.” They’re even listed before Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie on Wikipedia’s “Supercouple” definition page. Now that “Bennifer” has come back…

Before you compare yourself to images you see in the media, consider the following: what you see may not be real.

“The United State of Delusion” Illustration by Le Fool

When I was 16, I wanted to be a Suicide Girl. I wanted my photos to be plastered on the internet, and maybe even a few people’s walls. My only aspiration was to become beautiful, because, for some reason, I foolishly thought if I was beautiful then I would be…

Food, body image, and disordered eating no long rule my life.

If you’re like me when I was new in recovery, you’ll want to see what a recovered body looks like.

For six years I was bulimic. It was an over-arching, grueling theme in my life. I consider myself lucky to have recovered as young and early on as I have. The shame surrounding bulimia and what we do in our eating disorders often keeps those afflicted suffering in the shadows…

Savannah M. Rubalcava

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