Accepting who you are. That one sentence is pretty scary to a lot of people! Accepting who you are - whether you’re LGBTQPIA+, short, thin, a different religion than those around you, etc. - can be really hard. Self-acceptance is something a lot of p
As you get older, it might seem like there’s a lot of pressure to ‘keep up’ with people your age, in terms of interests, clothes, appearances, etc. This can be really hard, especially when it feels like you’re ‘falling behind’ because you don’t like
I know this quarantine has been crazy for many and stressful for others. I've had a lot of concern expressed to me about staying connected during quarantine, so I'm here to speak on that topic! It's hard to stay connected while we're all at
I hope you've all been staying safe and finding ways to lift your spirits throughout the summer :)
Today, I'm writing about the topic of jealousy. Jealousy is something that I personally struggled with for a long period of time. I
Many of you are getting to the age where you're getting your first social media accounts. Instagram is a very popular form of social media for young teenagers. I've also noticed that it can cause a lot of insecurity.
When you look at other people's
Stories can come in many different mediums, from novels to comics and everything in between. But all of us writers go through periods where we question our motivation to write, and end up giving up on our stories. There can be many reasons why, but i
Ah, empathy...without it our world would be a sorry place. Humans are social creatures, and a lot of our social interactions are actually built upon our empathy for each other. Even down to something as simple as someone asking to borrow a pencil at
I know that there are many cishet people out there who want to be good LGBT+ allies but aren’t sure how to do so. I don’t speak for the whole community but I’m going to write about what I personally feel are things that a cishet person can do to be s
It’s OK to need your friends. It’s OK to lean on them, cry to them, or just rely on them to make you laugh when you need it most. It’s also OK to feel like you’re relying on a friend more heavily than they’re relying on you, but what is important to
One part of writing that many people find hard is charecter creation. Creating well rounded interesting characters takes time and work. This blog post focuses more on the creation of major characters but these tips can apply to minor characters.
Before I get started with discussing this very complicated topic, I want to encourage you all to share your thoughts, opinions and feelings in the comments. There has been so much pain recently and everyone needs to process it. Please feel welcome to
As the school year comes to an end, I find myself wondering what to do with my time while stuck at home during social distancing. Many camps and group activities previously planned for this summer have been canceled. I know many of you are also strug
What initially started as a light-hearted, fun list of ways to overcome artist’s block and lack of inspiration, turned into something a little bit different. I think a lot of creatives are having a difficult time right now; when the world seems
Recently I’ve been seeing people worrying about NMG. They say it’s changing, or it’s not as welcoming, or it’s becoming “toxic”. People worry that they’re contributing to the problem, or that NMG will never be the same as the NMG we love. That worry
Competition: Good or Evil?
A simple question with a not very simple answer.
(And to be clear, this is not a competition between good and evil, it’s a question of what competition is ;)
To me, competition is a good thing with some bad side effects,
Hi all! I hope you've been staying safe and well during this interesting time in our history <3
I wanted to write a blog post about love languages today! I think that they're interesting, they can help you grow in relationships, and understand people
Sometimes I just feel like I don't want to grow up. I'm 13 and will be going to high school next year but sometimes I just feel like I want to stay a kid forever. what should I do?
Growing up is really scary for a lot of people. I mysel
When people think of self care, they tend to think of things that are marketed as being “self care”, such as bath bombs, face masks, pillows, makeup, etc. And while those can certainly be part of self care, all self care really is is just
To be completely honest, 12-year-old Emily would not have handled quarantine well. I likely would have stayed up until 4 am, slept through the morning, and felt quite miserable for it. I think one of the trickiest things about a time like this i
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