Spring Awakening

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Spring Awakening is a project that has come together over the course of two months.

Inspired by my friend Eugene who asked me, “What are you doing for YOU?”, I realized I was in need of renewal, in need of a Spring Awakening.

For the next two weeks, Diary of a Gay Spinster will be in full force, as I share the stories of my own Spring Awakening. Hopefully, I can inspire more people to spread love, live young and BE BOLD.

Read Spring Awakening here:

I’m Done Feeling Ashamed of My Body
Spring Awakening | Part One
Spring Awakening | Part Two

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Spring Awakening | Part Two

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The following is the second chapter of a four-part series titled, “Spring Awakening.” Within two months I dated two people who both played significant roles in shaping how I view life, love and happiness. What I learned along the way surprised me. 

This is Part Two. 

I love driving down Rio Salado Parkway late at night.

As someone who absolutely loathes confinement and restriction, there is a a freeing and peaceful force when driving with the windows rolled down on a lonely road, passing through each green light as the street lamps cast staggering shadows across your path.

Genie looked so good tonight. As we became the beat of the music blasting on the radio, he removed his beanie and shook his long hair out of its cage, and pushed his back up against the passenger door. He tipped his head out through the window, letting his hair fly above the wind, combing it with his fingers and crooning along to the tune. Read More

Spring Awakening: Part One

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The following is the first chapter of a four-part series titled, “Spring Awakening.” Within two months I dated two people who both played significant roles in shaping how I view life, love and happiness. What I learned along the way surprised me. 

This is Part One. 

“You’re absolutely wonderful,” Chris said.

We were both holding back tears at this point, trying to withstand the sadness while in public and on campus.

When Chris rode up on his bike, he looked oh, so perfect. He looked happy. And what did I do when he stopped and pulled out his headphones to greet me, his boyfriend?

I said, “Christopher, I’m breaking up with you.” Read More

I’m Done Feeling Ashamed of My Body

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What will it take for us to stop feeling so ashamed about our bodies?

On multiple occasions, I have found myself looking at the mirror, pulling and pushing at different body parts, struggling to imagine what my body would look like if I could just lose at least 15 pounds. I have had moments where I find myself completely disgusting and repulsive, so much so that I would make up excuses not to go out when I had plans. I’ve missed a wedding, two networking events, a halloween party, and several other events where my presence was requested. I even almost backed out of going to New York City for the first time, and had I listened to my insecurities, I never would have interned in NYC last summer. I have backed out and I have refused invites because I “didn’t feel good” when really, “I didn’t look good.” Or at least, that was what I would tell myself. Read More

Becoming Ann Perkins: The Road to USGD Elections

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When I’m passionate about something, I’m pretty annoying about it.

If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, then you certainly know I’ve been promoting ALEXIS KRAMER, RYAN BOYD and WINDSOR SMITH, heavy. And while my floods of Vote Kramer 2014 promotional photos and campaign t-shirt selfies have received a nice number of likes, I’m sure you’re probably still wondering why I care so much. Read More

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