A lot of people in my life don’t know that my older sister is intellectually disabled (previously referred to as “mental retardation”).
And it is not because I am hiding the fact, it just does not naturally come up in conversations. And when it does come up, people typically don’t know how to react.
The conversation typically goes something like this:
Them: “So where does your sister live?”
Me: “Well, she has an intellectual disability, so she actually still lives with my parents.”
Them: “Oh, does she have Down syndrome?”
Me: “No, there actually isn’t a specific name for what…
Communications researcher by day, aspiring writer the rest of the time. Always striving to give my golden retriever a better life.
Like every clichéd dating bio you have ever read, ‘I don’t really know what to write on one of these things.’ Luckily though, my chronic singleness has educated me on all the cliché items you apparently need to put in any bio.
So, here goes:
It is that time of year again. Another year has come and gone, and you are debating if you want to set New Year’s resolutions for 2021.
If you made resolutions in 2020, you might still be crying/laughing at the resolutions you made last year, especially if your goals were interrupted by the pandemic.
You might have hoped to save more money this year but ended up losing your job instead. Or maybe you hoped to finally eat healthier and exercise more, but the stress of 2020 was just too much. …
Point of view: You are logging into your millionth Zoom meeting of 2020 and wondering if I turn my camera on will my crush be watching me?
Short answer: Maybe.
If you are the only one with your camera on, then the answer is definitely yes. However, let’s be honest, most of us with our cameras off are typically multi-tasking or just rolling out of bed. Case in point, I once heard someone ordering a crunch wrap at Taco Bell during a company-wide Zoom call.
By now, we probably all have similar anecdotes.
What about the other half of the…
When we were told an inauguration crowd was the “largest-ever” in history, we laughed it off and made memes. When Neo-Nazis were called “very fine people”, lawmakers remained silent and complicit. When accusations arose that foreign entities interfered in our elections, individuals in power looked the other way with indifference.
But when an iconoclast speech called “Stop the Steal” urged rioters to walk down Pennsylvania Avenue to the U.S. …
HBO Max recently released Wonder Woman 1984 and while many were excited for the Christmas day debut in a year that has felt like one disappointment after another, many Twitter users were quick to express disappointment in the sequel.
Perhaps our expectations were too high given the year we have had? Or simply the first Wonder Woman was too good to possibly top?
Regardless, here’s what Twitter had to say about the long-awaited sequel (Warning: Spoilers are ahead!):
Okay, this was probably the biggest critique, but the story plot never felt like it connected. In a 2.5 hour movie, you…
POV: You downloaded TikTok as a joke and now you are here reading this article about why TikTok is so addictive.
Congrats and welcome to the club!
Before COVID, TikTok just seemed like a Gen Z app with teenagers doing random dances. However, as people are craving escapism from all that is going wrong in the world, many are starting to understand what makes TikTok so unique.
For starters, it is mostly just videos of everyday people, doing everyday things but with an added dash of humor — And anyone can become famous, with just one video (Cue Ocean Spray’s…
Imperfect human just trying to make some sense of this world I MA in psychology