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Adventures in Disordered Eating

11/02/2021

At first, I was good. Walking excessively in Busan wearing my tourist shoes meant that I had little care about what I was eating nor the amount. But as the weeks came and went, that little person inside of me that whispered eat, eat, eat managed to take over. So I gave in. I ate bread - a huge trigger food for me. I laid in bed, defeated,…

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Travel far enough, you meet yourself.

09/01/2021

When I was younger, I was obsessed with everything that wasn't my immediate reality. Like most children, I dreamt of finding fairy circles deep in the woods, waking up one morning to find a letter on my desk inviting me to learn magic at some school far far away, or coming across a dragon egg while playing hide-and-seek on my friend's ranch. I even redecorated and painted my…

Video

Language Learning Problems

08/01/2021

I started more intensively studying Korean about a year and a half ago and in the wake of my boredom from being stuck at home, I decided to make a little video about it. Honestly, I feel like this is more for me than anyone else, I don't know how people manage to stay at their homes all day. Maybe it's because my home is one room it…

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It’s Okay To Not Be Okay

08/01/2021

So, I basically started filming this way back in September and slowly over the course of months and months of piecing video footage together I gathered all of this. I know I never film, I'm aware, I don't have excuses, but anyway. With COVID basically becoming the neverending story of last year and possibly into this year I made a little video about what I've been doing while…

Creative Writing

Concession

09/11/2020

Today, you can start your new life! So why don’t you? You could if you wanted, if the world wasn’t a complete mess right now, you really could - This is what you tell yourself, this is what she tells herself. But she did this for 1095+ days, and suddenly, who she is, this is it. It’s not a bad thing, she hopes. Perhaps she’s better than who…

Culture

Things I Wish I Knew Before Moving to Korea: Part I

21/08/2020

Perhaps most frustrating has been forgetting words completely. Because I use about half of the English I used to use before I moved, a lot of those bigger complicated SAT words have completely slipped from my mind. The other day I was trying to remember the word "conspire" and ended up blabbering through a definition of the word before a student corrected me. A lot of my Google…

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An Affair with Food

17/05/2020

I wished, beyond anything, that this body I was confined to could be as easy to leave as anything else in my life. I felt that I was at a loss to win, and this inability to render my control left me as lonely as ever. I felt lonely especially because I couldn’t talk to anybody about it. If I tried I was met with rolling eyes and…

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Growing Up: A Delusion of Grandeur

06/05/2020

The myth of childhood told me that when I got older, I would innately gain some kind of understanding about the world that would allow me to move forward both productively and confidently.…

Culture

Dating Red Flags in Korea

08/06/2019

Dating is difficult, and dating in Korea is no different - especially as a foreigner. Considering the language and cultural barriers, there are still some things that you have to be on the lookout for in a potential partner. …