Being Sensitive Is Not A Weakness

As I transition into adulthood, I've found myself more and more in uncomfortable situations in which I am forced to grapple with unsolicited opinions about my personhood as a woman of color, my progressive values and ethics, and especially my future career as a public interest lawyer. Most of the time it comes from well-intentioned…

Winter in Texas | Austin, San Antonio, and Waco

Happy New Year, y'all. It's the season of goal-setting and what better time for me to start on one of my personal goals for the year: blogging more consistently. I had high hopes that I'd be able to balance blogging and law school, but once fall semester started last August, I realized I had to put…

4 Important Lessons Writing Has Taught Me (So Far)

Disclaimer: I am in no way a "real" writer in a professional sense, but I have done my fair share of writing gigs — writing pop culture articles, reporting on criminal trials, publishing academic essays, and now personal blogging. Yeah, it seems I've taken a step backwards, but I never intended to write professionally; it…

Dealing with Comparisons, Jealousy, & Disappointment | Grad School Applications

I thought I was long done this process of waiting for acceptances and rejections from prospective schools. But after deciding to go to law school, I’ve found myself in this anxiety-inducing cycle once again with even more at stake. Last month, I got a few acceptances letters that I was really happy about. I shared…

9 Inspirational Feminist Quotes | International Women’s Day

Happy International Women's Day, y'all! In honor of this day, I compiled some of my favorite quotes from strong inspirational women that remind me (and hopefully you as well after reading this) of all we must learn and unlearn, all the things we must do and undo, in order to create a more equal and…

Filipino WWII Veterans (Finally) Honored with Congressional Gold Medal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8XFn2cixCM Today marked a momentous (and long overdue) occasion. Congress awarded Filipino WWII veterans with the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor Congress can bestow. Shortly after the attack on Pearl Habor on December 7, 1941, Japanese began their attack and invasion of the Philippines. President Roosevelt called upon Filipinos to fight under the…