Statement on Campus Violence

I Am Acceptance TM  condemns these acts of violence, intolerance and fear tactics. As a leading non-profit working with college students to address, shame, fear, stigma and lack of understanding, [...]

Rainy Cafés

I guess I’m on a trend of describing weather conditions and different locations. But the weather and location of where you are can affect your mood and the thoughts that [...]

Waking Up

Disclaimer: Names were changed for privacy reasons.  I open my eyes to bright light flooding through my mother’s bedroom window. It’s early afternoon now, I’ve missed school again, and I [...]

Thoughts on an Afternoon on the River (Post-final)

I came out of my last final and breathed a sigh of relief and felt a weight lift off my shoulders…only for it to come down again when I realized [...]

Seven Quotes that Inspire Me

1. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them” – Maya Angelou For me, this quote means [...]

Positivity or Denial?

I don’t usually read self-help books, but I recently came across The Subtle Art of not Giving A F*#k by Mark Manson. It’s not the usual self-help book, where the [...]

Healthy Habits: What You Do Impacts You

We all have habits. There are some we consider good, and others not-so-good. A habit is  “an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary” according to [...]


It’s not a very special number. There’s no rosy summer tale to tell. It’s actually the number of seconds a night I sleep, at most, for numerous days in a [...]

What I’ve Learned About Expectations

We tend to have expectations about a lot of things in our lives. We expect certain things to be easy, some things to be difficult, and for us to be [...]

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