what would 14 year old amanda think of me now?

let’s set the scene – a black haired, flannel wearing hooligan sitting cross-legged on the computer chair in front of her desktop, scrolling mindlessly through her tumblr dashboard. some days, she would be typing furiously a saga of fanfiction over on wattpad, escaping into a silly, overdramatic, romanticized world of bands and romance fabricated from […]

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everything is falling into place

i was thinking about myself the other day – the past version of me floating through the halls of my high school, anxious, nervous, putting her head down and letting her hard work speak on her behalf. just freshly divorced from toxicity, trying so desperately to find my own sense of self, looking out into […]

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how to network in the creative industries

as a third year creative industries student, i can promise you that i’ve heard the word ‘networking’ at least 243 times in the last 30 ish or so months of my life. from profs and mentors urging me and my peers to “get out and connect with industry people!”, i have learned a few tricks […]

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my new year’s resolutions, one month in

it’s the start of february, and to continue to hold myself accountable, here is an update on my new year’s resolutions i made one month back. some resolutions are going better than others…read on to find out how i’m doing in terms of my goals! one / do – become physically fit and hit your […]

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my creative process – describing how i create

last semester i took a course entitled “the creative process” at my university as part as a mandatory credit towards my degree. the course was extensive in reviewing ideas by creative theories such as weisberg, boden, amibile, and kozbelt, allowing me and my cohorts to analyze each of our creative processes and the creative processes of others […]

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21 life lessons i learned in 21 years

it’s january 17th, 2019, and today, it is my 21st birthday. born to my lovely parents on a frigid morning in 1998, i have fostered a life dramatically different than one that was expected from me. breaking apart expectations and norms instilled within me by my family, classmates, teachers, and bullies, i have come across […]

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