September 28, 2020
The Burgundy Zine #17: Fall Into ScienceSource: The Burgundy Zine
August 27, 2020
Ah, neuroscience, the study of the squishy, slimy, three-pound computer that rests between our ears. Although the brain is the most complex organ in the body (or as a Trends in Cognitive Sciences Journal review aptly put it, “one of the most complex multicellular structures in biology”), neuroscience itself is only a mere 55 years old.
That’s right — the study of the brain, this omnipotent, protein and fat blob of soft tissue, is probably much younger than your grandparents.
August 22, 2020
As of today, I have legally been an adult for two years — but it wasn’t until recently that I finally began to feel like an adult.
Despite being a junior in college, working multiple jobs, paying taxes, taking public transportation into the city on my own (gasp), living with my partner, having six credit cards, and a number of other things, I still felt very much as if I was waiting for some anime-esque magical girl transformation into adulthood.
So… when was that defining moment? Was a Descartesian descent into quarantine madness and introspection?
August 15, 2020
Inspiration can strike at any time — but as Winnie the Pooh put it, “doing nothing often leads to the very best of something.”
July 28, 2020
The Burgundy Zine #16: Skin Care, Self CareSource: The Burgundy Zine
July 26, 2020
Interviews are one of the many perks that come with your title in the media industry. They function as your excuse to pick a stranger’s brain and speak with them as if you’ve been friends for years.
But fostering the ideal, conversational-yet-informative interview is difficult — especially if you’re new to the process.
July 20, 2020
It’s all too easy to find yourself consumed by the vortex of constant productivity. After all, if you’re not creating something worth sharing on the internet, then what the hell are you doing?
As stacks of to-do lists pile up to your eyes alongside empty coffee mugs, it’s easy to lose sight of what truly matters: your emotional and physical wellbeing.
July 18, 2020
Navigating the trials and tribulations of discovering your specialty as a writer is basically one big game of throwing shit at a wall and seeing what sticks.
But even then — where do you start?
July 16, 2020
Self love and self care seem to be abundant in the air these days. Yet, they’re often polluted by a shroud of toxic positivity the trails behind them.
While optimism is central wellness, too much of that cream in your coffee will leave you wondering if you’re better off just drinking milk.
Although cynicism could be revered as the counter-culture to suffocating positivity, the two can exist in equilibrium.
In fact, self love thrives in a space of self acceptance. How are you expected to love every part of yourself if you’re unwilling to accept all that comes with being you: the good and the bad?
July 15, 2020
a perfect summer storm rolled in
just on the cusp of spring,
at the sight of rain, my eyes widened,
my pupils dilated,