Err on the Side of Kindness

Dear Reader, Words matter… a lot, especially, when you are giving feedback. When I was a graduate student, I had an adviser who advocated for the “compliment sandwich” — start with a compliment, proceed to give critical feedback, and, then, end with a compliment. It can be hard to hear criticism, sometimes we even try... Continue Reading →

The Blooper Reel (Part 2)

Dear Reader, Some bloopers look pretty fake, but I assure you, all the mistakes that I made while filming my web series “Pretty… If You Squint” airing on Youtube fall 2022 were all 100% due to my own genuine failures (#authentic lol). In part one of this post (here), I began to list some of... Continue Reading →

The Blooper Reel (Part 1)

Dear Reader, Plenty of mistakes were made in the making of my web series “Pretty… If You Squint” (more here). It has been fun (and a lot of work) making the web series of comedic shorts (to be released on the Pretty… If You Squint YouTube channel fall 2022) and I find my series of... Continue Reading →

Making a Web Series Is a Lot of Work

Dear Reader, Making a web series is a lot of work. This summer, I have undertaken a personal project to start my own limited web series. It’s called “Pretty…If You Squint,” a 9-episode series of comedic shorts, featuring me, Raven Sinclair (well, a fictionalized version of me to be more precise). While this has been... Continue Reading →

We Walked Into the Night

Dear Reader, There’s something magical about the night. As a child, it was rare that I would ever go out at nighttime. When we did go out in the late hours, it always turned out to be an event. For example, those Harry Potter book release parties taking place in the hours before midnight were... Continue Reading →

Welcome to My Web Series!

Dear Reader, I’m getting a show! Okay, so like not a “show show,” rather a limited web series… produced by me. If you follow my blog, then you will already know that I’m very interested in acting (more here). Also, if you checked my blog post count (this is post number #556, by the way)... Continue Reading →

I Hope You’re Happy

Dear Reader, It’s been a while, but I’m going to talk about my book again. To be honest, I have mixed feelings about my book (which partially explains my lackluster promotion of it). However, my ambivalence (a word which literally means to hold contradictory feelings about something) toward my book has resolved itself into positivity... Continue Reading →

Hello Beautiful!

Dear Reader, I’m peacing out of Boston pretty soon for the summer (more here), which is causing me early onset nostalgia for this city that is, hands down, just gorge. I’m usually a fan of words, but today, I’m going to show you rather than tell you why this Boston is lit af. So, without... Continue Reading →

I’m Sorry About Your Move

Dear Reader, Moving is agony. As a kid, I grew up in one house, so my first real moving experience was into a college dorm room. Although boxing up clothing and finding twin XL bedsheets felt like a real pain at the time, as an adult with actual furniture, I now know that that move... Continue Reading →

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