Life

My Evolution: How I Learned to Love Myself and Live Authentically

I hear from a lot of people that I'm outspoken, confident, fearless, and that it's why they like me. I didn't use to be this woman, though. For a very long time, I was painfully shy, desperate to fit in, and followed what others told me to do and believed what they told me to… Continue reading My Evolution: How I Learned to Love Myself and Live Authentically

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No One Prepared Me

No one prepared me for the anxiety that eats away at me every day. The constant worrying, the need for perfection, and the distress that deviations cause. No one prepared me for the depression, the soul-sucking sadness and, even scarier, the loss of feeling at all. The inability to even do things that I love,… Continue reading No One Prepared Me

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Alyssa’s Life with Film: My Love Letter to Cinema

After just experiencing AmelieĀ for the first time, I felt compelled to write this ode to cinema, my greatest love. Tears are stinging my eyes, and my heart is full of emotion. Film has changed, and ultimately saved, my life. As a young girl, I was absolutely obsessed with the classic Disney films (The Little Mermaid,… Continue reading Alyssa’s Life with Film: My Love Letter to Cinema