Literary Dinner Party

If I were to have a dinner party with my favorite writers, I would invite the following literary geniuses for a night of wine, cheese, and fighting the patriarchy.

  1. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Within the span of a chapter, Adichie can make me collapse on the floor from laughter and then cry until there is no more water left inside of me.
  2. J.K. Rowling: Rowling has expanded my imagination and sense of adventure as well as taught me that there’s nothing wrong with being nice. Puffs!
  3. Charlotte Brontë: The uncompromising feminist who taught me to put myself first.
  4. Toni Morrison: Other than my mother, no one has hit punched my heart like Morrison. And we haven’t even met.

Who would you invite to your literary dinner party?





Today, my coworker from our central office came to our location to train me on photography. Get ready for better photos from me!



I lasted 3 days for #THE100DAYPROJECT…but I am ready to continue. Here’s a photo I took from the view from Moro Rock.  It was my first trip to Sequoia with two of my good friends, Stephanie and Kate. After huffing and puffing for 350 rough steps, we were rewarded with amazing views!



My friend Carolina is a badass. I know no other single word that can encompass the amazingness that is Carolina. In her work, she advocates for immigrant rights. She is currently in doing a fellowship to better the world through art. She works her magic on words and turn them into poetry. With her friendship, she has inspired me to become a better person and lifts me up when I lack confidence in myself (as well as many others, I’m sure!). As a person, she is continually challenging herself to do things that scare her, make bold decisions, to make sure she continues to grow. Without a doubt, she is one of the most lovely, creative, kind, and bold people I know – and am lucky enough to call a close friend!

On one of our adventures together, she suggested that we check out Los Angeles Mural Mile. This is one of my favorite finds from it.

In honour of Maya Angelou today, I will leave you with one of her inspirational quotes to go with this mural. “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”