Last Friday was DG formal. Will and I had so much fun! I’m incredibly thankful to have someone that will tacky-dance with me to Mr. Brightside (even though he doesn’t know all the lyrics 😉
April is National Poetry Month and National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Through my time as a performance poet in high school I developed a strong voice when it came to speaking out against sexual violence.
So, in honor of the month of April, I’m going to share a lightening round slam poetry piece with you, titled We Asked for It. It’s much better when performed out loud, but sadly I was never recorded. Performing this piece meant a lot to me because of all the friends that had been sexually assaulted in high school. I think writing this poem helped me work through the anger and frustration I felt as the time. I’m hoping that reading it from the page conveys those feelings as well as my performance would.
We Asked for It by Bailey Marshall
We girls demand attention from the opposite sex.
We rim our eyes in black, make lashes long like spiders’ legs,
Paint our lips red like the hourglass on the backs of black widows,
With web-white smiles we snare men in our traps.
It’s not that we just enjoy wearing makeup, we do it to seduce the opposite sex.
Our mascara, lipstick, and teeth spell out Y-E-S.
Remember, you have to watch out for us girls.
We’re vindictive, cunning, masters of seduction.
Fathers have to tell their sons to be careful when they go out at night
So that some strange woman doesn’t sashay over and
Trap him in her well spun lies.
We hope you know our “Yes to Consent” law is only another trap door for you to fall in to
Another California king bed we can handcuff you to the frame of,
Call the police on what you promised us was love,
Because we will try and accuse you of so – many – things.
Like when our lips, drowned in alcohol, are begging for some man to overpower us
Take advantage of us
Leave us broken, naked, and alone
And scared of every bump in the night, every drink in our hand, every man at the bar,
We ask for rape by getting drunk
We ask for rape by drinking alone
We ask for rape by ordering more than one drink
We ask to be opened up and pinned like dead arachnids on specimen tables.
We ask for rape…by being female.
We are made for picking up our own broken pieces and being blamed for being victims.
So watch out.
Easter was yesterday, in case you don’t celebrate it. I had a fabulous time with my family at church and brunch. I am now having a not so fabulous time writing essays and studying for tests, so today’s blog post is going to be short and sweet.
Are you a “book spines face out” kinda person, or an artsy “titles face the wall” kinda person? I think I prefer being able to read my book titles, honestly. (Thanks, Mom, for the interesting read!)
What do you think the best Easter eggs are? I ran a Twitter poll (check it out HERE) and the winner was obvious: Reese’s eggs. I prefer M&M eggs. Good Housekeeping checked out tons of different eggs, and ranked them based off appearance, taste, and quality so you’re sure to get the best stuff in your basket. #themoreyouknow
The Delta Iota chapter of Delta Gamma celebrated Founder’s Day on Sunday!
So thankful for the sorority that brought my friends and I together!
I love checking up on my favorite bloggers Instagram stories while drinking coffee before classes each morning. Here are a few of my favorites:
Tracy shares a little bit of everything on here. She updates her Insta stories more frequently than anyone else I follow and I seriously love getting to watch her interact with her son Cooper and her two cats! She’s also a great chef with a knack for making anyone smile.
This is Tracy from Shutterbean’s Instagram account. Tracy is an artist and this is where she shares most of her artwork. I also am in love with watching her live videos of her handwriting. It’s so pretty!
If you’re looking for flowers you don’t have to go any further! Sara shares her daily floral creations on her Insta every day! She makes arrangements for weddings, bouquets, displays, and sometimes even food photo shoots. This is where I head on dreary winter mornings – the colors and sun make every day feel like spring!
Joy is full of joy! And lots and lots of cakes. And bagels. And bread. So much bread. It’s beautiful, really.
Heathrow lives in the UGA DG house on Milledge. One lucky Delta Gamma gets to raise a guide dog puppy when they live in the house their sophomore year, and this year it’s Becky who’s raising Heathrow!
What are your favorite Instagram accounts?
My mom and I toured the Biltmore House in Asheville, NC yesterday. They have costumes from the movie Titanic on display right now. I absolutely loved getting to see all of Rose’s iconic outfits!
In case you missed it, Will and I went to the Biltmore House last spring. You can check that post out right here!
We also had an amazing brunch at Deerfield, which is one of many restaurants on the Biltmore Estate property. I actually went to prom there back in high school!
My favorite part about the meal was definitely the cheesecake – it’s too bad I ate it all before taking a picture! haha
I’ve had a lot of things going on in my life since 2018 started, and it feels good to stay so busy!
I went to the Rose Bowl!
And then I went to Disneyland…
Google Art has a super cool app out that lets you see which paintings you look most like. I’m not sure if I agree with this one
Valentine’s Day was spent with close friends and Will, and it was so good. Will got me a Valentine’s azalea! How pretty is it?!
Will and I went to Canada for President’s Day weekend.
I’ve had a blast meeting all the graduate students touring UGA looking to work in Student Affairs – we’re looking for a new Homecoming GA!
We’ve also been doing “socials” to get to know one another better. Here’s a pic from a recent trip to the Museum of High Art in Athens.
I got accepted into Psi Chi, the International Psychology Honors Society. I love getting to do community service projects with my new friends!
I’ve started re-watching Pretty Little Liars. It’s been a good mental break for the middle of the day.
Here are links to all the recipes I’ve tried recently:
Make at home egg McMuffin (except I make mine without any meat)
If you want to keep up with what I’m reading you can always follow my Goodreads account by clicking here.
What have you all been up to this year?