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Bryn Mawr and the Beast: Coping with Bipolar II in a Competitive College Environment

  “Hey, what time did you wake up today?” Saskia asked me. It was 2 p.m. on a Wednesday. I was still in my pajamas and had just brewed my first cup of coffee for the day. I dipped my finger into a Costco-sized jar of Nutella. “You don’t want to know.” My roommate frowned.…

My Weightloss (and Weight gain) Story.

I was 16 years old when I decided enough was enough. I was overweight and I despised myself for it. I would wear a large baggy sweatshirt to cover my lumps, even if it was 95 degrees. At lunch time, I would hide in classrooms where I could finally take off the sweatshirt to cool…

Redefining Napo’s World. 

Good morning, friends! I originally wanted this blog to be for the “young ambitious woman,” but I realized that I am not exactly full of wisdom on that subject. I am only at the beginning of pursuing my greatest ambitions, so I don’t have much to say. I, however, am well-versed in mental health and…

Realist Woman of the Week: Annie Rogoff

Annie Rogoff, Paralegal, U.S. Department of Justice Follow Annie on Instagram!   Annie Rogoff, 22, is our first Realist Woman of the Week! She graduated from Vanderbilt University with a political science bachelors degree. Annie currently lives in Washington D.C. I visited Annie this weekend in D.C. and it was quite the blast to the…

On Starting a Blog

I have been trying to start this damn blog for weeks and weeks. I have upwards of twenty unfinished draft posts, and I am always way too afraid to post them. Why? Because I'm afraid of judgement! I am afraid that people will see the description of the blog and think, "What the hell does…

Please Love Me So I Can Love Myself.

  “Maura, I like you a lot. However, I do not love you and I have realized that I will never love you. Though, I still really enjoy your company and I want to continue to date if you want to.” I stared out ahead into the distance, unable to meet Max’s eyes. It was…