Celebrity Relationships We Need to Get Over in 2017

We didn’t have the best send off to 2016 with Mariah’s Lip-synching debacle and 2017 seemed to be going strong for a solid six days until the Fort Lauderdale shooting, but there is still hope for the new year. A lot of the potential negatives of 2017 can be curbed with the way we think and…

To all the boys I’ve ever loved

I lied about love. I’ve always loved the idea. I pretended to be a cynic because I thought it would be easier, put less pressure on everything. But if I’m being honest, there were moments when I let myself believe you were it. In many ways, you made love less of an idea and more…

Why the College Hookup Isn’t Good Enough

By Amari D. Pollard The issue isn’t getting people to notice you. On the nights you go out with friends you dance with guys, they call you hot, they ask for your number, some even try to make out with you and if you’re drunk enough sometimes you let them. But those are meaningless nights:…

After It’s Done

By Amari D. Pollard “I’ve learned people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”                         ~Maya Angelou The silence—that’s probably the hardest part, I think: the stillness of the cellphone, the unspoken hellos, the missed comforts. You tell yourself it doesn’t…

Changing How We See Ourselves

By Amari D. Pollard When nostalgia hits I have this habit of looking through old family photos. So the other day when I found myself drowning in it, I started looking through a pile of pictures I keep on my desk and came across one where I was wearing this awful blue terry top hat…

Dating in the 21st Century

By Amari D. Pollard Dating. What does it even mean to date in 2015? Are we dating if I’m “talking” to you? Are we dating if I’m “seeing” you on a regular basis? Are we dating if we’ve gone on a couple of dates? More importantly, is dating even a thing anymore? As a side…

Don’t You Just Love Valentine’s Day?

By Amari D. Pollard What is the point of Valentine’s Day, really? I’ve been trying to figure this out since elementary school when I was forced to hand out cards and lollipops to kids than I couldn’t stand. It was like: Happy Valentine’s Day Kristy, thanks for always eating my gushers when I’m not looking….

It’s A Nice Idea…In Theory

The notion of marriage is beautiful. The idea that there is a person out there who balances you and understands you and loves you enough to spend the rest of their life with you. But is the idea of spending the rest of your life with one person all that realistic?

Learning To Love Yourself

Growing up I was never the prettiest thing. Rather than growing into my beauty and myself it seemed I was becoming uglier and more awkward by the minute. Instead of slimming out with age I was filling out, or puffing out, as my sister would tell me. I was the archetypal “non-pretty girl”—chunky with braces…

Love Quote of the Day

“But you can’t give your heart to a wild thing: the more you do, the stronger they get. Until they’re strong enough to run into the woods. Or fly into a tree. Then a taller tree. Then the sky. That’s how you’ll end up, Mr. Bell. If you let yourself love a wild thing. You’ll…

My Beloved

I wrote this when I was sixteen and I thought I’d share it. But before you read this make sure to read “My Life With Lacrosse.” This will make more sense. Here it is: MY BELOVED It’s ancient, crusty, steep, but that’s what makes the field spectacular. Looking up at the winter sky I think…

My Life With Lacrosse

Before you enter college, everyone tells you how fun it’ll be—the boys (apparently they’re much cuter in college, which I have since learned is a lie), the parties (apparently there is a lot more booze and drugs, which I have since learned is true), and no parents (unless you live twenty minutes from home like…