Where Magic Happens

Where Magic Happens

This past Friday, I embarked on a magical journey to Disneyland with my friend, Kelley, with a little detour to the Anaheim Packing District as well. We started out the day bright and early and headed over in the midst of a bit of rain. As we got into the park, however, it of course cleared up and the fun immediately began. The weather was quite odd the entire day, actually. Standing in line for Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, I took off my jacket every time I was in the sun and immediately put it back on when I was in the shade, so it was one of those kind of days.
The first part of the day, we just walked around taking photos and we rode a couple of the kiddie rides like Snow White’s Scary Adventure before heading out for lunch outside of the park. Continue reading “Where Magic Happens”

What Happens in Vegas…

As I finished classes this week, it felt as though my break immediately started. I had the amazing privilege of attending a special event on campus on Thursday night called “Ain’t I a Woman?: An Evening with Laverne Cox.” I have been a huge fan of Laverne Cox since the premiere of Orange is the New Black. Since then, her activism in the trans community–especially the black trans community–has only made my love for her grow exponentially. At this talk, she spoke about her life and her transition into becoming a woman and it was so incredible to hear about her experiences, good and bad. The most remarkable and unfortunate part was gaining a grasp on how she actually had a better experience than many trans people in our society, even after learning some of the gruesome details of her teenage years. What struck me most was hearing about how she still struggles with issues of self-esteem today because of the trauma of her life and how that fuels her to continue pushing for more equal rights. It was a really inspiring night and I am so glad that I was able to attend. Continue reading “What Happens in Vegas…”

Star Quality

Star Quality

Ever since I landed back in the states, my life has been moving non-stop. Whether it’s me having to visit people before I leave or seeing others before they leave, I have not had a full night’s rest since the last week of April. Not to mention, I was moving in basically all of last week and some of this week. Another event that took place this week was my first week at work. For those who don’t know, I’m interning for Turner Broadcasting System in the PR department for tbs and TNT. I was pretty terrified at first, not knowing what to expect, and I also have a two hour commute on my hands, but it looks like it’s going to be a great internship. It’s only been three days, but it has been an absolute whirlwind. Continue reading “Star Quality”