About this blog

This blog covers basically all topics that I find interesting. This includes:

  • Reducing waste
  • Making things (especially upcyling)
  • Conscious consuming
  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Social justice
  • Ethical and healthy eating (especially vegetarianism and raw foods)
  • Art (especially graphic design and photography)
  • Alternative lifestyle choices
  • Fostering community
  • Spirituality
  • Sexuality
  • Bodies
  • Relationships
  • Etc.

I try to make sure that every post has at least a little "real content." In the early days of this blog, I was once affectionately criticized for posting "a bunch of pictures of [my] bedroom," (see my first few posts) which lead me to realize that I would like to write about things that I think are important.

About me

My personal freedom is really important to me. I appreciate that I am free to decide what to do with my life.

Some things I like to do are:

  • Become acquainted with new places (cities, states, grassy areas, interesting businesses, houses, apartments, etc.)
  • Talk to new people
  • Dance
  • Try out challenges (i.e. stop using electricity, stop eating cooked foods, stop using a car as my main form of transportation, stop being afraid of bugs, get rid of things I don't need)
  • Read aloud and be read to
  • Throw parties and events

Also, I love to make and design things. Almost everything I make is made mostly from repurposed materials.

Some things I make are:

  • Journals (using old notebook paper)
  • Cards (using old magazine pictures)
  • Websites
  • Zines (independently published booklets)
  • Illustrations
  • Sewn crafts (using fabric from imperfect or unwanted clothing, sheets, etc.)
  • Store displays

Some of my goals are:

  • To rethink conventional ways of buying and owning, with a preference for making, reusing, buying used, and voluntarily doing without.
  • To explore design, focusing on utility, simplicity, and comfort.
  • To challenge the rules and formalities of eating, presenting oneself, caring for one's body, having fun, decorating, socializing, advertising, etc.