That One Time

Don't y'all hate when you relive an embarrassing moment? This happened to me this morning while I was driving to work. For some reason, I was reminded of a memory from 2011. I was a sophomore in high school, and I was enrolled in a French course for beginners. In this class, we picked out…

Some Hometown Love

Ames, IA. Gotta give the hometown some love. I have lived in Ames since I was born, and it has been a big part of my life. Whether you're a prospective student at Iowa State University or just browsing, I hope you'll find something special to see and do. Mucky Duck Pub: I love going to…

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…

Sweden #1

Traveling to Sweden was such a fantastic experience. I departed from Des Moines, IA, and traveled to Stockholm and Oskarshamn.  I went with a group of classmates from Iowa State University to study abroad at KTH and Stockholm University. ItineraryDay OneDeparted Des Moines Airport Day TwoArrived at Arlanda Airport in StockholmChecked in to Zinkensdamm hostel~1:00pm…

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…