One of the biggest arguments that mental health advocates use is that illnesses of the brain should be treated exactly the same as those of any other organ. After all, the brain is exactly that - an organ. It's just another part of the body, and that part gets sick, too. So why do we … Continue reading My brain is an just organ, but I am just my brain
I just realized that I've been working at Vanderbilt for over 100 days now. Things have finally begun to feel more natural - I know where most of the buildings are, I optimized my bike route to work, and I even joined the BME grad student council e-board. As each day passes, I feel more … Continue reading STEM doesn’t stand for “Smarter Than Everyone (else), Man”
I have mixed feelings about prefacing this with a TMI warning. On one hand, it's weird to talk about sexual health on a personal blog, especially because I draw some of my opinions from personal experience (i.e. I want to discuss my personal experiences to back my ideas). On the other hand, I don't think … Continue reading On sexual health…
Have you ever had a moment where, when you're just hanging out in an intergalactic hospital lobby trying to get an iced coffee, and you suddenly find yourself standing on top of a lamp post on a crowded, urban street? And you just have to ask yourself, "How did I get here?" Well, I haven't. … Continue reading How DID I get there?
It's been a couple weeks since I wrote here. I have a lot of half-posts that I have yet to complete or review, most of which are talking about current events and how I feel about them, a classic klarsonism. But for some reason, I haven't been able to finish any of my thoughts as … Continue reading Life Update #3
Around 9am today, Donald Trump issued a series of 3 tweets that read: "...the United States government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender … Continue reading I don’t know what to title this, but I do know that I’m pissed.
As most of my friends/readers know, I love Game of Thrones. I've read every book and seen every episode. And now that it's back, I finally have a reason to live from each Sunday to the next! (I'm kidding, Mom). Even better, my favorite character is still alive. (It's Sansa, because I relate to her … Continue reading The Night King? More like, Climate Change, am I right?
This piece was for a drawing class I took my junior year. We were assigned to create an advertisement of sorts - I created a propaganda poster. It took me 11 hours and I'm really proud of it.
I painted this for someone, and I really wish I had a second copy of my own because it took me WEEKS to complete (I was pretty busy with school, too). I was so proud of all the detail work, especially in the section on the right. The painting is a compilation of 13 different … Continue reading Album Art Compilation
This piece was a semester long project for my senior year art class (Markings, Methods, and Materials). I asked 100 people to follow a simple set of drawing instructions, and at the end of the semester (literally the night before the due date), I compiled them all to display different interpretations of the same words. … Continue reading Control Project