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4 Books to Read This Summer

Admit it: summer is not only a synonym of vacations. It is also a time when we, unconsciously, reflect on the past six months of the year, weighing whether or not we’ve kept the promises we made ourselves when the new year rang in. If we have failed, the guilt trip is bound to come around. And if we have, we constantly look for ways to keep them up, mostly through reading. I am one of those people who, like Joan Didion, writes to find out what she is thinking. I also read to find out what the fuck is going on in my head. I seek wisdom from other women writers, while I also try to find stories that make mine seem okay, like I’m not the only one with existential crises or lousy friends. So, this summer, as I prepare to embark on a Master’s Degree come fall, I’m grabbing a bottle of sunblock and my favorite bikini to escape to the nearest beach with a book in hand to do exactly that: …

8 Essentials for Shark Week

I have a friend who announces her period on Facebook every month with a blood-related photo. It’s a ritual now to see her photo monthly to realize that ‘Shark Week’, as we call it among our group, is approaching. There is no science that proves that women’s cycles are synced, but, in personal experience, most of my friends get their period at the same time that I do. Coincidence? The verdict it still a mystery. Be it true or not, one thing is for sure: camaraderie and periods go hand in hand. PMS is better when you have friends to rant along with you because, what is better than hating patriarchy and mother nature with a crew of badass femmes? Furthermore, sharing is caring, so is the case with tampons, chocolate and romantic movies. So, what should you carry to help yourself and your friends feel better during this time? Here is the plan. Once you start that first pimple popping out and a minor cramp that feels like someone ripped your uterus open, head …