A 16 Year Old Girl’s Short Exposé on Internalized Racism in the American Church

Yes, you read that title right. In light of the recent Charlottesville rallies, I have moved the writing of this article up to the current date. (Note: this article is specifically written to white conservative Christians, however it could be applied to anyone being passive about this issue).

The white supremacist and neo-Nazi rally was a heinous, detestable, and abhorrent example of humanity at its worst. But these are just words.

And that’s the problem.

As Christians, our greatest commandment is to love God and love our neighbor. How can we be fulfilling these commandments by standing idly by with the occasional Facebook status promoting peace? That isn’t action and it will not work. To have peace, we must first have justice. This isn’t politics; this is basic human rights and decency.

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Since white people love to quote Martin Luther King Jr., there’s a fun quote for you to think about. “…but the white moderate who is more devoted to order than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice.” That is what we need. “…a positive peace which is the presence of justice.” Justice. Not some quote claiming we all need to work together, or trying to point out the other side’s flaws. Justice. It is of the utmost importance that we stop trying to find a compromise and instead acknowledge the real issue.

Ekemini Uwan (@sista_theology on twitter) tweeted, “The identity of racists, bigots, and white supremacists is based on a lie about their imagined superiority over the LIE of black inferiority.” Read it again. And again. And again. Racism and white supremacy is not ignorance, it is a belief system rooted in lies.

And it is the duty of church leaders to speak up against this wickedness. This is not to say that some church leaders have not already done this, but it is to say that we must take affirmative action against this evil hateful lie.

Proverbs 21:15 says “When justice is done it brings joy to the righteous but terror to the evildoers.” Sound reminiscent of anything? “We will not be replaced!” Or maybe “Jews will not replace us!” Justice brings terror to the evildoers.

Isaiah 1:17 says “Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.” As Christians we are supposed to defend the oppressed. That means passiveness will not do. We have a duty to speak up for the voiceless. Or better yet, pass the microphone. We cannot keep acting as if we know the issue, if we do not listen to the people who have actually experienced it and have actual ideas and intuition into what the solution is.

As Christians it should not be easy and comfortable to sit idly by as violence and terrorism dominate our timelines and infiltrate our lives. In the coming days, weeks, and years, I pray to see a resurgence of uniting for justice.

I could write more, but I digress. I highly encourage everyone to go check out Ekemini Uwan and either read some of her articles or follow her on twitter, @sista_theology.

-Julie

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MOTM: June 2017

 

Hello friends! How was your first official month of summer? Mine was a lot, to say the least, and it shows through this month’s diversity in lyrics, but not in style. Also, have you listened to Melodrama yet?! Wow. Wow wow wow. It is an artistry beyond me. It is fantastic. If you haven’t listened to it yet, stop reading this sentence and go listen to it. Now.

Anyways. Here is my playlist for the month of June.

1. “Alone”- Halsey

A stand alone track on hopeless fountain kingdom  to be sure. The vocals are amazing, the lyrics are easy to relate to, and of course Halsey’s vocals stand out as always. Definitely one of my favorite tracks on the album. It reminds me of another song, but I couldn’t tell you what it is.

Favorite lyric: I got a problem with parties cause it’s loud in my brain / And I can never say sorry cause I won’t take the blame 

2. “Requiem” – Laura Dreyfuss, Michael Park, and Jennifer Laura Thompson

finally listened to Dear Evan Hansen all the way through, and this has to be one of the most underrated tracks of the entire show. I never hear anyone mention it, and it deserves to be mentions. It talks about the not-so-pretty part of losing a not-so-loved loved one.

Favorite lyric: Why should I play the grieving girl and lie / saying that I miss you / and that my world has gone dark without your light? 

3. “Bad Liar” – Selena Gomez

While I’m not usually one for popular pop songs (not by choice, just by taste) this strangely simple beat with its easy to follow melody caught my ear. An easy summer song to sing along to, this is definitely on my “getting ready” playlist in the morning. I have been enjoying Selena’s new music as of late, and cannot wait for the new album to drop.

Favorite lyric: With my feelings on fire / guess I’m a bad liar 

4. “No More Sad Songs”- Little Mix

It still baffles me how Little Mix hasn’t broken into mainstream American pop. I love their new album, especially when I’m feeling very “16” if you get what I mean. A true pop icon, this song has a fun, upbeat sound, that will have you chanting for “no more sad songs” all night long.

Favorite lyric: Starting to realize / no matter what I do / I will only hurt myself, tryna hurt you

5. “Supercut”- Lorde

This song. This SONG. I cannot talk enough about this song. This song literally feels like that scene in to Perks of Being a Wallflower where Charlie says something along the lines of “And I swear in that moment we were infinite” as he stands in the bed of the pickup truck. It feels like pure teenage recklessness in retrospect. The ending as it fades reminds you of your worst moment where everything has gone wrong and you can only imagine what your life would be like if you could control it.

Favorite lyric: In my head I do everything right / when you call I’ll forgive and not fight

6. “Writer in the Dark”- Lorde

Talk about stand alone tracks. This is the new measuring bar for all teenage angst piano ballads. (Or maybe that’s Liability. I can’t decide). Lorde finally shows off her amazing vocals in a raw, open, and vulnerable song about loving too hard.

Favorite lyric: I am my mother’s child, I’ll love you till my breathing stops / I’ll love you till you call the cops on me. 

7. “Feel No Ways”- Drake

A complete 180 from “Writer in the Dark.” If I was able to, I would put Chance the Rapper’s cover here, sadly I could not. I first discovered this song as a broken down, piano cover, but this version is just as good, in a different way. This song is all about loving someone who doesn’t love you for all you do, and thinks that you should slow down to fit their lifestyle.

Favorite lyric: I had to let go of us to show myself what I could do / And that just didn’t sit right with you 

8. “The Other Side of the Door”- Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift has re-released her entire discography on Spotify, and you can bet I’ve been jamming out to some old school Tay Tay all month. Anyways, listening to Fearless again, as a teenager, I can see why everyone raves about it so much. It feels like a naive, 16 year old’s diary, and I love that. This song is so underrated, with how honest she is and how Taylor says what most people are afraid to.

Favorite lyric: I said “leave” but I really want is you / to stand outside my window throwing pebbles / screaming “I’m in love with you.” 

9. “Love”- Lana del Rey

I’m not a huge Lana del Rey fan, but this song hit me hard. A slow, easy song, this song talks about the youth and how we deal with relationships these days. I can’t say much more, other than the chorus is amazing.

Favorite lyric: Doesn’t matter cause it’s enough / to be young and in love 

10. “Untouchable”- Taylor Swift

A cover that definitely deserves to be on an album, “Untouchable” makes you feel like you’re stuck and can only think about what it will be like when you are free.  “Moonstruck” is the best word to describe this word in my opinion.

Favorite lyric: You got to come on / come on / say that we’ll be together 

 

Aaaaaaaand that’s all I’ve got for ya folks! Hope you enjoyed it! I’m working on some other stuff right now, but for now, this is the easiest thing I can do to at least post something once a month.

MOTM: May 2017

I know. All I ever post are playlist analyses. I’m working on other writing, I swear!

But that’s besides the point.

This month was definitely more artist oriented than theme oriented. Not only did Harry Styles release his album, as did Paramore, I began listening to a new artist, Frankie Cosmos, and became instantly obsessed. So, with that in mind, let’s dive into my Mixtape of the Month.

1. “Breathe”- Mandy Gonzalez

I started this month off with my normal obsession with musicals, specifically Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights. I am constantly enamored with Mandy Gonzalez’s voice, and this almost ballad is no different.

Favorite Lyric: When I was a child, I stayed wide awake, climbed to the highest place, on every fire escape, restless to climb. 

2. “Ever Since New York”- Harry Styles

Ever since (nudge, nudge) he debuted this song on Saturday Night Live, I have loved it. It has a folksy, pop vibe, and I am absolutely here for it. The harmonies in this song are easy to play around with, which is one of the reasons I was drawn to it vocally.

Favorite Lyric: I’ve been praying, I never did before, understand I’m talking to the walls. 

3. “Idle Worship”- Paramore

Another lovely album that came out this month, was Paramore’s After Laughter. And wow. It delivered. I love songs that have a happy, upbeat sound, but have almost uncomfortable lyrics. This song fulfills all the criteria. This song talks about how sometimes we put people up on these pedestals because we don’t see their flaws, and expect them to live up to what we always thought they were, and Hayley explains that it isn’t healthy to do that.

Favorite Lyric: Be sure to put your faith in something more, I’m just a girl and you’re not as alone as you feel 

4. “26”- Paramore

Ahhh yes. Another Paramore song. It’s just so good. Where “Idle Worship” was upbeat and pop-rock, “26” is a soft, acoustic-guitar driven song. I’ve been into a lot of “smaller” songs lately, meaning songs that don’t have belting bridges, and hard-core lyrics (not that I don’t love those as well), and this song is a great example of that. Another song that is easy to play around with the harmonies on, “26” gives you the feel of a quiet afternoon on a back porch when you hear it for the first time.

Favorite Lyric: Reality will break your heart, survival will not be the hardest part. 

5. “Believer”- Imagine Dragons

This May, I watched Riverdale (available on Netflix!) in about two days, and wow. It’s amazing. It’s High School Musical meets Scooby Doo meets murder mystery. And it delivers. It is the most ridiculous show, but I love it so much, and this song is in the last episode, and intros into possibly my favorite scene in the whole show (no spoilers!). Aside from Riverdale, this song is so good for getting your adrenaline going, and the pounding drums and stand out vocals make you feel ready to be captain of the Riverdale Bulldogs.

Favorite Lyric: Hoping my feelings, they would drown, but they never did

6. “Woman”- Harry Styles

Our second Harry Styles song. This song had me shook the first time I listened to it. It’s suggestive, romantic, and tells the story of a jealous Styles. The driving piano and bass riff, give this song the deep backtrack to Harry’s rock vocals. Another song that is easy to harmonize with, “Woman” might be my second favorite on the album.

Favorite Lyric: I’m selfish, I know, But I don’t ever wanna see you with him 

7. “If You See My Boyfriend”- Donora

Another song from Riverdale! This one is an upbeat, break up, see-you-later tune, quite the opposite of “Believer.” I’m not exactly sure when this song was in the show, but it was on several Riverdale playlists, so I’m assuming it was. It has a 50’s doo-woppish sound, but the lyrics are quite the opposite of the conservative 50’s.

Favorite Lyric: If you see my boyfriend, tell him I left him for a guy who wants to hold my hand

8. “Too Dark”- Frankie Cosmos

Frankie. Cosmos. Wow. She’s quickly becoming one of my favorie artists. She’s an indie pop singer, and her lyrics are raw and easy to relate to. Strangely enough, my biology teacher introduced me to her, and I fell quickly into cosmic (ha ha, get it?) black hole of Frankie Cosmos. This song is me, turned into an indie pop bop. The quiet guitar and drums give the spotlight to Frankie’s unique voice and styles of song writing. It was hard to limit myself to only a couple of her songs, but this one is definitely one of my favorites.

Favorite Lyric: If your love was strong as my shame, I’d marry you and take your name 

9. “O Contest Winner”- Frankie Cosmos

This one of her songs from her 2015 EP, “Fit Me In,” and I had to fit it in somehow. This song focuses more on the keyboard, drums and dream-like sound that Frankie is also known for. Her haunting vocals on this track showcase how it feels to be disagreeable, without wanting to be.

Favorite Lyric: No need for a re-test, I know I’m a genius 

10.  “Only Angel”- Harry Styles

Our final Harry Styles song this month. It’s sad in a way, isn’t it? The beginning of this song lead you to believe it’s an ethereal, slow song, but then Harry hits you with the sneak attack guitar! This song is so 70’s rock, and I love it. It’s amazing, Harry’s vocals fit the song perfectly, with his cutting British pronunciation. His “Hazza” days are over.

Favorite Lyric: Open up your eyes, shut your mouth, and see that I’m still the only one who’s been in love with me. 

 

That’s all I got for ya, folks! I hope you enjoyed, and hopefully once school gets out, I will be able to write more than I have now.

-Julie

 

 

Mixtape of the Month: April 2017

Hey friends! Sorry that this is a late one. In my defense I had two weekends of a musical, a one night play, as well as tech week for both of those this past April. However, now that I can finally breathe (and sleep), here are recommendations for the month of April.

 

To actually begin this month’s recommendation, I’m going to be completely honest and say that I really didn’t listen to a lot of music this month. However, one work of music I was not anticipating to enjoy as much as I did, was Kendrick Lamar’s latest album. I had heard a lot about it on social media, and I believe Lecrae tweeted something about it, so I decided to sit myself down and have a good ol’ fashioned binge listening session. While nearly the whole album is explicit, the themes and styles throughout the album are fascinating to dive into. If you’d like my honest analysis of the album as a whole, let me know.

  1. “Sign of the Times”- Harry Styles

Oooooooh, buddy. This is a good one. I love this song. I love the vocals, I love the lyrics, I love the background vocals, the guitars, the soft quiet piano in the beginning, the whole shebang. As a 1D fan, I really wanted to like Zayn’s music, when he went solo. However, I just couldn’t get behind it. And Niall’s solo music is also pretty good, but Harry’s music is just so raw and you can tell he’s coming from a place of hurt in this song, and the way he performs it live. I highly recommend watching his performance on the Graham Norton Show on youtube. It is phenomenal.

Favorite Lyric: Just stop your crying, have the time of your life. 

2. “That’s My Girl”- Fifth Harmony

Trust me, I am not a Fifth Harmony fan by a long shot. They’re fine, but I don’t love them. But this song just gets me pumped to love my friends and support other girls, and I am one-hundred percent here for that. It’s just got a solid beat which is good for working.

Favorite Lyric: Get mad independent and don’t you ever forget it. 

3. “Thumbs”- Sabrina Carpenter

Okay, I know. Another pop song, by another Disney channel influenced artist, but hear me out! The chorus honestly, I’m not a huge fan of, but I love the verses, and how you actually have to pay attention to the words she’s saying to understand the story she’s telling.

Favorite Lyric: Somewhere in the world you got a robber and a bank, and the bank robbed the people, so the people rob the bank 

4. “Revolutionary Love”- David Crowder Band

Again, this a throwback. Let’s be real though, Christian music in the 90’s to 00’s was just better! Anyway, this song also gets me pumped up to work, and just puts me in a good mood. I don’t know what else to say so here’s my favorite lyric!

Favorite Lyric: You’re a revolution, I want to be a revolutionary. 

5. “Hard Time”- Paramore

Okay, so Paramore has always been great, and since their last album they’ve been leaning towards a more funky pop vibe, and I have been enjoying it so much! It almost reminds of Twenty One Pilots, with the happy sound, but the real lyrics. This song is like a mixture of 70’s pop, with 80’s guitar.

Favorite Lyric: Hard times gonna take you down and laugh when you cry. 

6. “O Praise Him (All This for a King)- David Crowder Band

Again, with the old Christian music, I know. David Crowder Band was so good back in the day. And this song I remember singing at church when I was about 10 or 11. This another song that just takes me back and makes me wanna sing.

Favorite Lyric: How infinite and sweet, this love so rescuing. 

7. “Our God is Love”- Hillsong Worship

It was only a matter of time before a Hillsong song made it here. However, not only am I singing this for church in a few weeks, I also love this song. All of my songs this month have a very uplifting sound (with the exception of Mr. Styles in the beginning), and this just continues that theme.

Favorite Lyric: Every distant and broken heart, every prayer every outstretched arm, finding hope in the love of the Father

8. “LOVE”- Kendrick Lamar feat. Zacari

Okay, I know it says explicit but it’s not I promise! Look up the lyrics! Anyways, like I said in the beginning, his whole album is fascinating to me, besides having a good sound. This song is one of the three that features another artist besides Kendrick. This song openly talks about how Kendrick is during a relationship, and what he wants. Him and his wife were high school sweethearts, and this song I think displays their relationship well, however it feels more as if it was in the beginning of a relationship, versus the mature relationship.

Favorite Lyric: Keep it a hundred, I’d rather you trust me than to love me. 

9. “Jump”- Van Halen

Alright, so I only had eight songs, and I just needed to complete it, so here’s my 9th song! The one act play I was in took place in the 80’s, and to get into character I would listen to a lot of 80’s songs, and this was one of them.

Favorite Lyric: You’ve got to roll with the punches to get what’s real 

10. “Hearts Don’t Break Around Here” – Ed Sheeran.

This is the other place filler of the month. Don’t get me wrong, I love Ed Sheeran, just like I love this song, but I just didn’t listen to a lot of him this past month.

Favorite Lyric: She is the flint that sparks the lighter, and the fuel that will hold the flame. 

 

Again, sorry about this very late post! Now that my schedule isn’t so crazy and summer break is coming up, I should have time to update more!

– Julie

 

 

Mixtape of the Month: March 2017

Hey friends! Soooooo, this has been a really weird month for me, in terms of music. I started listening to some more alternative stuff early in the month, and then listen to just Lorde and Newsboys (like old school Newsboys) for the rest of the month. Which is quite a strange combination, but I loved it.

Hopefully you like it too!

1.”Down”- Marian Hill

This song is really simple, and I really like it because of that fact. It’s got a cool vocal cut (I think that’s what it’s called) in the chorus, which I personally enjoy, however I know some people dislike that.

Favorite Lyric: Everywhere I look are people’s hands; Thrown up in the air to help them dance; Come on baby, catch me if you can.

2. “Flesh Without Blood”-Grimes

This song is quite the opposite of that. I haven’t listened to any of Grimes’ other tracks, so I can’t vouch for those, but I love this song. It’s so upbeat, and has an almost 70’sish or 80’sish feel to it. Almost. Definitely not 80’s, but you can hear some influences.

Favorite Lyric: After all I just don’t like you; It’s nice that you say you like me; But only conditionally.

3. “Green Light”- Lorde

AHhhhhhhh. I love Lorde so much! And this new sound is sooooooo good! I love how raw and real she is. This song is definitely different from her other stuff, and feels much more mature. “Royals” was such a simple song, and this song I think is complicated, in a good way.

Favorite Lyric: Those great whites, they have big teeth; Hope they bite you; Thought you said that you would always be in love; But you’re not in love no more

4. “Bridges”- Broods

If I’m being really nit-picky, the verses in this song, are not my favorite. However, the chorus is soooo, I don’t know how to describe it. This is going to sound trippy, but it sounds like lavender and baby blue. I don’t know if that makes sense, but that’s what it sounds like to me.

Favorite Lyric: And we’re burning all the bridges; Burning all the bridges now 

5. “Your Love Is Better Than Life”- Newsboys

I grew up listening to Peter Furler Newsboys, so when I finally decided to start listening to them again, these sound like my childhood. I love the verses especially in this song because they’re much faster and sound different from other Christian music.

Favorite Lyric: I dunno how I can end a prayer, then turn on a friend;
I dunno what I was thinking when I just pressed send

6. “Ribs”- Lorde

This song. I love this song. So. Much. This and the next song, sound just like high school to me. This song makes you think of good memories and makes you feel very reminiscent. Even if you don’t fully relate to what she’s singing about, you understand it.

Favorite Lyric: We can talk it so good; We can make it so divine

7. “Liability”- Lorde

Ughhhhhh. This song has to be my favorite for the month. It’s the realest song. Lorde has talked about it feeling like high school, and I couldn’t agree more. It’s how you feel when you don’t get invited to something, or someone you like doesn’t say hi to you. It’s the quintessential song for feeling sorry for yourself, and I love it.

Favorite Lyric: He don’t wanna know me; Says he made the big mistake of dancing in my storm; Says it was poison

8. “400 Lux”- Lorde

This song is much happier. This song reminds of bus rides to school and early sunrises. Again, this is such a high school sounding song. And maybe it’s because Lorde was so young when she released Pure Heroine, but the whole album is so relatable  to me. That’s such a cliche thing to say, but it’s so true.

Favorite Lyric: I love these roads where the houses don’t change; Where we can talk like there’s something to say; I’m glad that we stopped kissing the tar on the highway 

9. “Reality”- Newsboys

I have always loved this song. It’s so ridiculous, and I used to laugh at it, and I still do sometimes, but I love the vibe it gives off. I also love songs that tell stories, and this song obviously does.

Favorite Lyric: Mom and Dad; I am fair, how’s life?; Lent the money you sent me; To a clown with a knife

10. “Tremble”- Mosaic MSC

I first heard this song at Liberty University, and I have fallen in love with it. It’s such a real worship song, and I love that it doesn’t hold back. It’s such a glorifying song. I highly recommend it.

Favorite Lyric: Jesus, Jesus, You make the darkness tremble; Jesus, Jesus, You silence fear

Hope you enjoy them!

-Julie

5 Women to Inspire You Today

Happy International Women’s Day! Since I already have a thread going on twitter, I thought I would actually write about it and give you guys some empowering and inspiring women who smashed the patriarchy.

1. Eleanor Roosevelt.

Eleanor Roosevelt was a first lady, served at the United Nations, and was the first chair of the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women. She was known for being outspoken on human rights issues, racial relations, and women’s rights. She was a champion for women in politics and changed what it meant to be a first lady.  She is and always will be an inspiration for women and activists around the world. *

2. MalalaYousafzai

Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban when she was fourteen years old because she refused to ignore her right to education. She was seventeen years old when she received the Nobel Peace Prize. She fights for education for women around the world and is inspiring a new generation of intelligent and freedom-seeking women. **

3. Lucille Ball

Lucille Ball was the first woman to run a major television company. Her and her first husband, Desi Arnaz, may have been, if not surely, the first interracial couple on television. She was a comedian, actress, and model. She is best known for her self-produced famous show, I Love Lucy. ***

4. Mary Wollstonecraft

While not well-known today, Mary Wollstonecraft was a pioneer of her time. She was a feminist writer and philosopher during the Enlightenment in Europe. The Enlightenment was a time of new ideas and invention, however women’s education was not included in that. Mary Wollstonecraft wrote A Vindication of the Rights of Women, and in it she wrote about how women are not seen as humans, they are seen as simply “women,” which men saw as something below human. She encouraged women to go into the male-dominated fields. ****

By the way, her daughter was Mary Shelley! As in, the author of Frankenstein!

5. J.K. Rowling

One of my personal favorites, J.K. Rowling is a British author, screenwriter, and producer. Obviously, she is most famous for her Harry Potter series. She was the first author (ever!) to become a billionare, however it is reported that now she is only a millionare. Yes, only. In her Harry Potter series, there are several fantastic feminist icons. For example. Miss Hermione Granger, “the brightest witch of her age,” and Professor McGonagall who is not afraid to lay down the law. And she proved that women can make just as good, if not better, villains than men. *****

 

These are some of my personal favorites, although I could name dozens of other women who I am so thankful for. I also think that is important that we remember the women who came before us and fought for our right to education, to vote, and to do so many other things we take for granted. (Seriously, you’d be surprised what we had to work for.)

I hope you all have a wonderful, equal, and empowering International Women’s Day!

 

-Julie

* http://www.biography.com/people/eleanor-roosevelt-9463366

** https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/2014/yousafzai-bio.html

*** http://www.biography.com/people/lucille-ball-9196958#after-lucy

**** https://www.britannica.com/biography/Mary-Wollstonecraft

***** http://www.biography.com/people/jk-rowling-40998

 

 

Mixtape of the Month: February 2017

Hey pals!

So, my music tastes vary from month to month and even from day to day. And because of that I have a personal playlist on Spotify that I am constantly adding and subtracting to and from.

I thought that maybe whenever I get super inspired by some music and am completely obsessed with, I would make y’all a playlist!

I’m sorry. I’ll never say “y’all” again.

Anyway. Here’s the songs on the playlist, and I’ll leave the spotify link at the end.

  1. “How Great” – Chance the Rapper
  2. “All We Got” – Chance the Rapper
  3. “Blessings” – Lecrae
  4. “Castle on the Hill” – Ed Sheeran
  5. “Chained to the Rhythm” – Katy Perry
  6. “Once” – Maren Morris
  7. “Hey Girl” – Lady GaGa
  8. “Still Unashamed” – Trip Lee
  9. “She’s Not Afraid” – One Direction
  10. “She’s So High” – Tal Bachman

A lot of those songs are newer, but the few at the end were some throwbacks. No judging on the One Direction!

Sign Off?

-Julie

Hey Pals!

Hey pals!

My name is Julie. I am a Christian, feminist, big sister to three, actress, Potterhead, and an unofficial camp counselor in training.

I have tried two blogs before this, and I got really lazy with them.

But hopefully (fingers crossed!) I will get better with this one!

I’m not going to try and set some strict schedule so that I feel bad about not writing, so this is going to be on a bit of a sporadic uploading schedule.

I don’t really enjoy formal writing, so most posts will probably be ‘listicles’ so to speak.

I chose the name “Coffee ‘n’ Creativity” because a) coffee “AND” creativity was already taken, and B) I didn’t want to focus on one aspect of my personality. Theatre, feminism, and writing are all encompassed in the word “creativity.” Not to mention, I can basically write whatever I want to with this name. The coffee part of name comes from, you guessed it, coffee. I must drink my coffee in the morning or I will be a hot mess the rest of the day.

If you enjoy my craziness, give me a follow on any of my social media outlets, OR leave me a comment on what you would like to see more of!

Can’t think of a sign off yet,

Julie