TLC

Tender. Loving. Care. We could all use a little more of that. I apply this to other people in my life, but I need to start applying to myself as well. My diabetes is not under control, I'm gaining weight, my sugars are high, my gums are awful, and I'm not changing anything about my…

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My Consent Project (Paper)

It’s no secret that casual sex is becoming more and more accepted in today’s culture. Unfortunately, sexual assaults and nonconsensual sex are also still very prevalent in today's society as well. There is certainly more of an awareness of this subject which is has created a spotlight on the importance of acknowledging consent during sexual activity. Women and men are beginning to build a culture centered on consent.  This qualitative study researches the communication aspect of consent among young adults. This study draws from interviews regarding the communication behind consent of eight young adults. Major findings from these interviews indicated how the nature of the relationship, the timing of the conversation, and verbal and nonverbal messages are all critical factors when considering a conversation about consent. This study aims to help bring awareness to the importance of having a conversation about sexual consent with romantic partners.

Saving Money

Supporting yourself through college *or really at any time in your life* isn't easy. So, I'm here to drop some tips on what I have done. Through these actions, I managed to save a little more than $9,000.00 while working at a job that paid just a little over minimum wage. Work part-time. Just do…

Unapologetic

Has anyone watched The Secret? If you haven't, it's a self-help type of documentary. Creating vision or inspiration boards was an easy takeaway. The purpose of an inspiration board is to keep you focused on your goals. The idea is that what you think about is what the universe responds to. I've recently found inspiration…

Consent in the USA

I want to inspire Americans to care about reducing sexual assault, to help victims, and to change legislation with a focus on consent. I have chosen to focus on the actions of FATTA as an example of what can be done here in the USA. FATTA is a Swedish non-profit organization that fights against sexual violence and…