At my internship I came across a quote that really made me think: “purchasing is always a moral act” – Pope Francis. He’s right. Although buying your favorite cookie butter at Trader Joes or buying a Starbucks coffee on your way to work may not seem like a moral act, it is. By purchasing something you are supporting the product itself as well as the systems in place to produce it. If you buy the most beautiful looking apple from the supermarket, you are supporting the idea that food must look good to sell. That purchase decision tells the supermarket that they are correct in thinking that they should only purchase perfect produce from farmers. That message travels down the chain to the farmers, who then throw out perfectly good produce if it does not look good, and that contributes to the ever growing issue of food waste. This principle is also true in the fashion industry.… View Post

I’m back with another AC(TEE)VISM post and I’m super excited about these tees. Tees For Bees is the company behind these funky shirts all about saving the bees. Their shirts are ethically made in the USA (can I get a whoop, whoop) and they donate 10% of their sales to – you guessed it – saving the bees.… View Post

I’ve been back at school for three weeks now but I have not stopped listening to my camp playlist. This summer, more than ever, music was central to my camp experience. If you’re missing summer camp like me, or just want to hear some new (and old) tunes on a fancy lil playlist, keep reading.… View Post

I have been in Vermont for the past month and a half working as a camp counselor at a girls sleep away camp (hence the lack of posts and increasingly green Instagram photos). This is my ninth summer at camp, the same camp where I have been a camper, where I trained to be a leader, and where I have been able to lead my own cabin for the last three summers. Although I love the opportunity to unplug each summer and spend my days beneath pine trees and on the shores of Lake Champlain, being among such strong women has been the most incredible part of going to camp each year.… View Post

I have very intense opinions about certain shoes, but over the past two years I have completely changed my mind about my feelings towards different kinds of shoes. I used to cringe at the thought of Birkenstocks, but now I have two pairs and wear them almost every day. Up until a few weeks ago, I thought Chacos were the ugliest shoes in the entire world. Now I am deciding between two different styles to buy. And for as long as I can remember, I’ve hated mules. Even when they became super popular among bloggers, I continued to hate them. I hated them up until the very moment I tried them on and decided to buy these mules. Sure, they aren’t the cutest or most flattering shoes in the world, but they are SO comfortable. The one pair of shoes that I haven’t changed my mind on? Kitten heels. I still really hate those.… View Post