I didn’t plan for this

2020 was a significant year we will always remember. Not only because of all that had happened on a global scale but the disruption that our personal lives faced too. Goals, plans and dreams may have come to a halt, however it gave me an opportunity to reflect on how I choose to “show up” [...]

Permission to Pivot

Pivot definition: The act of turning. Have you ever had a certain view on something or someone then later on changed your mind? Thing is you don’t want to say it out loud because people might hold you accountable to your initial view? BECAUSE SAME HERE. As I navigate my way through life and experience [...]

Strong Women Run In My Family

International Women’s Day (March 8) to me is about celebrating women. The trailblazing women, the inspiring women, the empowering women, the women who unapologetically take up space and are not scared of coming off as “too much." It's about acknowledging the women who have gone before us, women who challenge stereotypes, societal norms and the [...]

3 reasons why saying no is ok

Sometimes it feels like you are in a constant uphill battle with time. There is always a deadline to meet, somewhere to be or someone to see. In-between these requests, you are trying to honour work and university deadlines, balance relationships with your social calendar and squeeze in meal prep and a workout because you [...]

My first heartbreak

Remember that time I wrote about my first kiss? Well, let me tell you about the first time I had my heart broken by a boy. A good story always starts with some boring-but-essential context so let me give you some. I was 17 years old and didn’t have a great deal of self-esteem. I [...]

Guest Blog Post by Florence Vaitaiki: Mental Health & The Pacific Islander Community

When Florence first contacted me and shared what she wanted to write about, I truly felt the stars had aligned and our paths crossed for a reason. As a Pacific Islander woman, just like Florence, I have witnessed the truth and reality of how proud our people are (and rightfully so) although how pride can [...]