I DON’T KNOW ANYTHING

I DON’T KNOW ANYTHING

When you're young, you think you know everything. At least, I thought I did. I spent hours trying to verbalize the truths of the world I claimed I knew. Then I'd spend hours correcting, admitting fault, and rewriting that said truth. I find myself constantly reflecting and changing, which also brought upon internal confliction and [...]

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, [...]

SMALL ASIAN-OWNED SUSTAINABLE BRANDS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT

SMALL ASIAN-OWNED SUSTAINABLE BRANDS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT

As we scroll through social media, we can observe that the majority of our feed is filled with horrifying news of Asian Americans being attacked across different cities in America. Amid the pandemic, there have been 122 incidents of anti-Asian American hate crimes in 16 of the country’s most populous cities in 2020, an increase [...]

WHY SECOND-HAND CLOTHING MAKES THE BEST ECO-FRIENDLY LIFESTYLE

WHY SECOND-HAND CLOTHING MAKES THE BEST ECO-FRIENDLY LIFESTYLE

As a fashion enthusiast, I have to admit, I tend to purchase clothes every other month, and this is a bad habit, especially when I am on a strict budget. I would follow popular trends I’ve seen on social media and purchase unnecessary items simply because they were affordable, convenient, and accessible. The dispensable items [...]