The Pressure of Coming Out and Why Homosexuality Shouldn’t be a BIG DEAL

This article was originally published on my older blog, Absurd Nerd. I was browsing through it and thought this article is as relevant now as it was four years ago. As the saying goes, it's better to just speak up than keeping something buried inside you, waiting until this something becomes so unbearable to keep…

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Six-Month Roundup 2018 #1 [Jan-Jun]

Greetings everyone! For this post, as the title and banner both indicate, I will be doing a roundup of the first half of the year because can you actually believe we're MORE than halfway through 2018?! I can't for sure! So let's take a look at the ups and downs in terms of my personal…

BeYOUtiful – Week #20

A series on self-love and positivity that will take place every Sunday. Here I will chronicle how my week went with a question asked on the journal I bought in summer 2017 from Paperchase, and a brief idea of what is planned for the upcoming month in terms of the blog, which will be added/removed when done. Hope you…

The Skinny on… Stigma

They say to never a judge a book by its cover. And yet, we judge those who look and behave differently from us. By "us" I mean humanity in general. I know many people who don't judge those different from them. I am one of them. Before being clinically diagnosed with depression and anxiety, I…

Reasons to love Princess Leia

It's hard being a Princess... just ask any other princess out there about that. Despite being royalty, it's tough to claim power... that is, unless you take charge of that power yourself. Leia Organa, the OG Star Wars heroine, is one princess who takes charge, and then some. In a world filled with complacent and passive…

#ClaireNotes – March 2017

Back on the Treadmill! [Achieved] This didn't feel too hard to do as I'd wanted to go back to the gym for months and months. My boyfriend was the one who encouraged me to do so, but on one condition: he was going to be my workout buddy! Being back to the place where I…

“Deleting” The Past

No, no. I'm not talking about pressing the 'Delete' button on my old texts or Facebook posts. Or that I am somehow and miraculously going to erase my past... Well it kinda is. But it's far more different than that. It's my things. So clothes, books, accessories, trinkets and things like those fall under this…