‘Pura Vida’ – translated as ‘pure life’ is the phrase often used to describe the Costan Rican way of life.
Leaving England was a big change for me, and I won’t lie it was scary! 154 more words
Envision is an amazing experience, I loved it so much when I went I decided I wanted to be a part of it and got on the street team. 196 more words
Since 2008, the year I originally wrote this essay as part of my application for the Gift of Freedom Award, the conversation about the challenges women writers face in the literary arts has only grown more heated—the VIDA count revealing women writers getting published and reviewed at disproportionate numbers compared to male authors, women stepping forward and sharing their personal stories about misogyny, abuse, even rape. 1,998 more words
Growing up in a little suburban bubble, there are certain things I took for granted. Things like having a pool across my house, attending an expensive private school, and getting a car at 16 years old. 647 more words