A Poet’s Guide to Romanticizing Life

A Poet’s Guide to Romanticizing Life

As a writer, when I started to take my craft more seriously, my perspective, too started to change. Many of the biggest trends that we’re all talking about these days are wellness, mindfulness, and learning to make the most of the life that’s given to you. Here’s a secret: poetry helped me figure that all [...]

Q&A w/ Ashley Hajimirsadeghi : Accomplished Poet + Novelist

Q&A w/ Ashley Hajimirsadeghi : Accomplished Poet + Novelist

1. Tell me a little about yourself. A synopsis. (I'm so curious to know your last name!!) Hi! My name is Ashley Hajimirsadeghi. I’m an Iranian-American who was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, and I moved to New York City to attend FIT. A mixed Iranian-American, I grew up in a small diaspora community here, [...]

The Importance of Loving Yourself: Why Do I Feel Ugly?

The Importance of Loving Yourself: Why Do I Feel Ugly?

Do you ever look in the mirror and frown at all the things you are unsatisfied with? You question, why don’t I look like her? Why do I look fat, too skinny, too small, too tall? That I’m not as attractive as those Instagram models? It’s okay to feel ugly; everyone gets insecure.  Many of [...]