Leah, Take the Wheel

I always dream vividly. It’s sorta my thing. Greg, my partner, tells me all the time that my recollection of dream-details is insane. For instance, the other day I dreamt that I was on a river traveling to Amsterdam afloat a large flying dog (think The Neverending Story),…

The Year of the Loser

Well, friends, 2017 has come and gone, and it was good.  I successfully didn’t cut bangs even though I almost did like 5 times, I thrived in a career as a creative director, and I started a new relationship with a wonderful man who has thoughtfully labeled me…

The Pretentious Millennial

I am a millennial. I am 32 years old and have been in church some sort of capacity for my entire life, not counting the 4 years in college where I made-out with literally everybody. And I, a millennial, do not go to a trendy church. There’s no backward…

Who Would Jesus Vote For?

When I was 8 years old, I called my friend a “stupid buttface” and told her that she wasn’t going to be in my wedding.  We got in a fight over sidewalk chalk. I had drawn a house, and she definitely crossed into my house with her stupid…

The Problem with Pretty

So it’s Friday, and this week I did something to my body that made everyone completely freak out. I shaved my legs. Just kidding. I easily haven’t shaved since last Wednesday. So what did I do? I got a fake septum piercing. Nope, not kidding this time. That’s…

6 Things Women Should Stop Apologizing for

I remember as a child having a super guilty conscience. I have no idea why. I have a very vivid memory of me weeping in my bedroom one night because I had made Ken make out with Barbie and I felt so guilty for it. (I no longer…

Kim Kardashian, Nude Pics and Women’s Rights

This morning (at least I think it was this morning. I am not Kardashicrazed) Kim Kardashian posted a nude selfie on her social media accounts with the caption “Happy #InternationalWomensDay” and to sum up, I wanted to die. It was a mirror shot, zero clothing (there might have…

People Who Make Me Want to Move to Canada

Everyone knows that I love America. This is not a secret. I have an American flag windbreaker that I’m pretty sure Betsy Ross knit in the 1800’s. I have never felt more excitedly panicked then when Jason Lezak came from behind and pulled out a gold medal in…

Why Women Keep Getting Raped

“She was dressed like a slut.” “She asked for it.” “She was all over him.” We live in a culture that uses these excuses for why a woman is allowed to be raped. Somehow, we live in a culture that teaches young girls that they will probably be…

Shut up, Christian

There are two kinds of people in the world: people who are good at giving encouragement and people who are not good at giving encouragement. Unfortunately for the entire human race, the people who struggle in this generally have absolutely no idea that they are struggling. They think…