Philly Finds Vol. 18

Philly Finds Vol. 18

Philly Finds is back baby, and this was one of my most favorite ones to compile. My time recently has been consumed with my ongoing battle with the PPA and lots of park time with friends, sprinkled with sprinkled with shore time with family. I also wanted to mention that Positive Publicity was recently featured [...]

FemFocused: Philly-based Trumpet Wom

FemFocused: Philly-based Trumpet Wom

The need to attract and attach and react like the fire inside... Growing up surrounded by musical theater, the trumpet was one of those instruments that always drew me in. It's powerful, brassy sound instantly makes an entire theater of people stand up in attention to listen. So what happens when you combine an expert [...]

Reads Sparking Joy

Reads Sparking Joy

Reads Sparking Joy laugh with me ppl Just popping by mid-week to offer a few reading suggestions, as a treat. The article I’m Clinging to Personal Writing More Than Ever Right Now by Harling Ross (also referenced in this post) has me nodding my head in unison. I'm finding comfort, solidarity and mucho entertainment in [...]

Feminist Anthem from Acclaimed Activist Singer Raye Zaragoza out now

Feminist Anthem from Acclaimed Activist Singer Raye Zaragoza out now

I feel it’s time for us to reclaim “fighting like a girl” as a good thing. Raye Zaragoza's new single Fight Like a Girl is out now Award-winning singer-songwriter Raye Zaragoza (pronounced ray zay-rah-GO-zah) carries an acoustic guitar and an important message. Her powerful song “In the River,” written in response to the construction of [...]

Philly Finds Vol. 13

Philly Finds Vol. 13

Groundhog Day prediction, as seen in the latest issue of Philly Mag A new Philly Finds is coming atcha today. I have to say, I thoroughly enjoy the Philly Finds-writing process. I don't actively seek out places or things for this series - rather I scroll through my phone to see what photos I've taken [...]

a badass at rest

a badass at rest

Art by Tyler Spangler "Be a badass at rest," my therapist said to me after I lamented about my inability to sit still and not let negative thoughts swirl in moments of stillness and quiet. "You're still a badass, you're just resting." This mantra of being a "badass at rest" has been incredibly useful in [...]

Figuring out your niche? Or figuring out yourself?

Figuring out your niche? Or figuring out yourself?

Art by Hayley Sheldon "What's your niche?" It's a question that any writer is familiar with. Having a niche topic as an Internet writer makes you more easily discovered, helps you cultivate an engaged audience, and makes you more desirable to brands. There are many benefits of having a niche, and it is certainly important [...]