Vagina Monologues 2016

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In 2016, I performed at the The Vagina Monologues show at the University of Hartford on  February 19th and 20th. Admission was $3 for students, $5 for general public. All the money went to the V-Day foundation and Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services!

Why V-Day Started

Info from the official website:

V-Day’s mission is simple. It demands that violence against women and girls must end. To do this, once a year, in February, Eve allows groups around the world to produce a performance of the play, as well as other works created by V-Day, and use the proceeds for local individual projects and programs that work to end violence against women and girls, often shelters and rape crisis centers. What began as one event in New York City in 1998 today includes over 5,800 V-Day events annually.

In 1994, a play called The Vagina Monologues, written by playwright and activist Eve Ensler, broke ground, offering to the world a piece of art like nothing it had seen before. Based on dozens of interviews Ensler conducted with women, the play addressed women’s sexuality and the social stigma surrounding rape and abuse, creating a new conversation about and with women.

 The Vagina Monologues ran Off-Broadway for five years in New York and then toured the United States…

Read more here

Vagina Monologues at UHart

I did lines from “Introduction”, “Lists”, the intro to: “The Little Coochi Snorcher That Could”, and “My Vagina Was My Village”. It was my first time performing it and I loved being part of such a powerful and talented group of actresses. Overall, the Vagina Monologues touched upon themes of femininity, LGBTQ+, feminism, empowerment, and more. I highly recommend that you check it out at least once in February.

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I Like You a Latte

I Like You a Latte! I’m obsessed with green tea soy lattes. They are really tasty. My friend told me that they were one of the healthier options at Starbucks. I didn’t choose it because it was, but I’m not complaining. To be honest, the light green color intrigued me.

Matcha can be bought in powdered form and added to any recipe you want. It can also be a stand alone beverage. Below is the brand I like best after trial and error. You can get it here: https://amzn.to/2VGemKZ

I like to treat myself to a green tea soy latte a few times a week after classes. Especially when I need to stay late nights in the library. Otherwise, I just drink my coffee black so I can be productive and function in society. What’s your favorite comfort drink?

I Like You a Latte

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One Billion Rising: Women For Change

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Across the world, 1 in 3 women will be beaten or raped during her life. That is equal to over one billion women and girls. Starting February 14th through March 8th, the One Billion Rising campaigns take place in hundreds of countries across the world and within local communities to raise awareness.

Women for Change will be “rising” to shed light on these issues in Commons and GSU starting on Thursday, February 11th in GSU at 12:15 PM. As part of the campaign, we will be displaying a board with the One Billion Rising V-Day logo. We”ll have students help fill-in the logo with thumbprints to symbolize taking a stand against violence against women. The thumbprints represent the old “Rule of Thumb” tale. It was once lawful for a man to beat his wife as long as he used a stick no thicker than his thumb. We hope students passing my will leave their print and help to take a stand.

Other tabling days will be:

  • February 14th 4:30-5:30 pm
  • February 15th 12:00 pm  
  • Lastly, February 16th 12:15 pm 

During these times we will be doing clothing drives for SACS (Sexual Assault Crisis Services). You can drop off men and women’s sweatpants and other clothing items. Also, if you can donate packaged underwear that would be awesome!

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Hawks Helping Hartford: Foodshare

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Hawks Helping Hartford

My friend and I signed up for Hawks Helping Hartford last year in April. It is a program where students can choose from a variety of community service options around the community. The university provides us with transportation as well as a breakfast before we start. Also, they gave us these tye-dye shirts which, in hindsight, look very busy with the pants I was wearing, but we were there to do work, not make fashion statements 🙂 We chose to work with Foodshare.

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Foodshare takes unsold groceries from supermarkets and they sort and send the food to various food shelters. We spent the afternoon preparing  boxes with labels and sorting meat into various categories: pork, beef, poultry, and other. However, there are some restrictions. Unlabeled or opened food was all thrown away. That’s pretty reasonable considering dietary restrictions, but I wish it didn’t have to go to waste. It was basically a conveyer belt style system with one to two volunteers at each designated section.

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As a team, we packed and sorted over 1000 pounds of meat to give to people in need. A statistic I had almost forgotten until a volunteer from that day ran into me and asked, “Remember me? We packed 1000 pounds of meat together.” Needless to say, that is definitely on the list of strangest things anyone has ever said to me at a party. I plan on doing the Hawks Helping Hartford program or more community service again. It’s nice to be together with generous peers who like to help out.

Tell me, what community service project is your favorite or what would you like to do to help?

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Heart-Shaped Photo Wall Pinterest-Inspired

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Want to know a cute and creative way to personalize a dorm? In 2015, at the beginning of Spring semester, there was a snow day so I decided to decorate my room with a heart made of the travel photos I had taken from studying abroad in Australia. Fortunately, I found the heart-shaped photo template on Pinterest and it’s a wonderful way to display photographs!

the break down of the heart is as follows (from the top down):

First, you’ll need 40 images printed out (I used 3 x 2 dimensions) and preferably painter’s tape.

  1. 2 rows of 2 photos
  2. 2 rows of 3 photos
  3. 7 photos
  4. 7 photos
  5. 6 photos
  6. 4 photos
  7. 3 photos
  8. 2 photos
  9. 1 photo

Overall, there are nine rows in total. As a tip, I would start with the two rows of 7 photos in the 3rd and 4th row of the heart first and then arrange the top and bottom of the heart after.

Next, put rolled up tape behind each photo to attach it to the wall you want to put the heart on. Finally, step back from afar and rearrange the photos to your liking. Also, try to experiment with the variety of photos and colors you use.

heart photo wall

Seriously, this is so perfect for dorms because then you won’t damage the walls. I don’t know if this has changed but when I was in college, some they could charge you for damages made to the walls of your room. So this way you get to customize to your heart’s content. ;P

Additionally, you can decorate a dorm by ordering prints that stick and re-stick like the ones from the Photage App. Use promo code:HONEYBUNNYTWEE to get $5 off your first print! In other words, I’m an ambassador for Photage so when you download the app using my referral link or use my code for the first time, you get a discount and I get credit at no additional cost to you.

How do you display photographs on your wall? If you have more interior decorating inspiration I’d love to see it!

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Study Abroad Fair Chalking

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study abroad chalk collage

I worked as an administrative intern at my university‘s Study Abroad Office and to advertise for our study abroad fair last October, it was my job to write chalk messages around campus to raise awareness for the event.

Study Abroad Quotes

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“When in doubt travel”

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“Wanderlust”

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“It’s not about the destination it’s about the journey”

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“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer $$ (figuratively)”

Before I could chalk I had to get permission. Otherwise, the Student Affairs Office would wash it away. I couldn’t have any chalk drawings/writing under overhangs. I could only reserve up to three days for chalking. After the second day, it rained and the chalk washed away. Thankfully, a lot of my friends told me they had seen the messages. Also, students asked me about the fair while I was chalking in the late evening and I answered.

Chalking was fun, but it made me miss going through the process of going abroad too. That’s precisely why I’m going abroad again to Spain for an International Business class during Spring Break (so excited!).  It makes me happy that some students currently going to study abroad for spring semester saw the chalk and decided to give studying abroad a chance. It was one of the best decisions I ever made so I’m glad to be able to help others find their own dream destinations.

What is your Favorite Travel Quote?

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