// why i’m not ignoring predatory behavior anymore //

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in the past, i would be subjected to what i would constitute as predatory behaviors in the workplace and i ignored it. why? fear. fear of elevating the situation, fear of being fired, and most prominently, fear of nothing happening. imagine having something so hurtful happening to you and you try to get the situation rectified and no one cares. or they try to blame the situation on you.

in the workplace ive had a man touch my arm, to ”see my tattoo more closely” and ask to have a “full tour of my naked body” so he could see the rest of my tattoos, have had men make sex noises at me, comment on my newly dyed red hair and was told “i heard red heads are the craziest in bed” and wink at me, had a man throw money at me and asked me to dance for him while i was working a register at a retail store, and the absolute worst // as if there was a scale of the worst predatory behaviors // had a man press his boner up against my behind and hold me there, while i went to my place of work WITH MY CHILD, while i was off.

as i write this i am filled with anger and regret. why did i tolerate that? why did i let someone else make me feel so powerless? why didnt i tell them to fuck off?

i just took it. i accepted the behavior.

well, i am approaching thirty. i have a three year old daughter. and im not allowing these behaviors to continue because its completely unacceptable. its not right that people feel powerless against predatory behavior because the predators were louder, more forceful, and demanded our silence.

when a customer comes to me at work and calls me a pet name, im going to correct them and let them know my name is laura. when a person makes a sexual remark at me, im going to make sure they know that those comments make me uncomfortable and i wont accept them. when someone stares for too long at my breasts instead of talking to my face, im going to remind them that my eyes are on my head, not my chest.

starting today, im not going to let someone else make me feel uncomfortable or unsafe and let it stand.

if you are someone who is a victim to predatory language or behavior at work, understand that it is not appropriate and should not be tolerated.

if you are younger than me, i am sorry i failed you. i am sorry i was silent for so long instead of confronting the behavior head-on. i am sorry that you probably had a similar experience at some point in your life that you did not feel comfortable addressing it.

moving forward, lets agree to work together, lets agree to not tolerate this behavior any longer.

you deserve better. i deserve better. everyone deserves better.

// perfect avocado toast recipe //

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obviously, the avocado toast trend has been around for quiet some time. it has become the symbol of the millennial lifestyle // and apparently the demise of our saving accounts // however, its popularity has not faltered over the years << why, because it is freakin delicious >> my issue with avocado toast has no connection to its cost but rather that avocado spread on a piece of whole grain toast, is just not going to cut it as a meal // so, here is a delicious avocado toast recipe which will actually fill you up, so you can work your ass off, like us millennials actually do… sorry, not sorry //

heres what you need:

  • some type of bread, i recommend whole grain but << you do you >>
  • 1/2 of a ripe avocado
  • one tablespoon of lime juice
  • one tablespoon of shredded cotija cheese
  • two pieces of crispy turkey bacon
  • one over easy egg

cooking, is not one of my strengths, however the quarantine has really forced me to become more comfortable in the kitchen, so here is my easy way to cook a delicious and filling breakfast.

  • first, i start the turkey bacon b/c that takes the longest. so start cooking the turkey bacon for about five minutes on each side
  • second, start smashing that avocado. i usually cut it in half and save the rest for lunch. once, its pretty creamy in texture add the lime juice, then i set it aside
  • third, i start toasting the bread // after a few minutes i take it out of the toaster and spread the avocado onto it
  • fourth, its time to start the egg, but this only takes about 2 minutes to cook so make sure the turkey bacon is just about done before you start this process
  • fifth, add the turkey bacon to your toast and then place the over easy egg on top
  • lastly, add a sprinkling of the shredded cotija cheese over the egg and voilà! delicious breakfast

// fast food, but make it fashion //

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this shoot was so much fun << and maybe slightly awkward>> i love the contrast of the edgy, overdressed style while at a casual more chill location // because of the pandemic there are so few places open >> anytime you have the opportunity to leave the house, is a reason to get dressed up //

<< styling tip >> choosing to pair the outfit with vans instead of heels was definitely intentional because of the location // add a pair of studded kitten heels & an over the top clutch + a statement necklace to transform this look into the perfect date night outfit

// toy suggestions to keep kids busy during quarantine //

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raise your hand if you can name every place in your home, where you are able to hide from your kids for a few moments of silence. okay cool, glad it’s not just me. i actually conquered the laundry room as a // designated mama neutrality zone // hey, do what you got to do to get through the chaos that is this global pandemic. anyways, here are a list of toys that really kept my two kids busy, ya know, until they realized they didn’t scream out for mama in the last five minutes:

ten suggestions for three year olds:

seven suggestions for eight year olds:

// welcome. i’m so happy you are here //

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hello, my name is laura and i am a digital content creator <<shocking, i know>>. i love fashion, caffeinated beverages, culture & history. come join me as we discover this chaotically beautiful world together.

  • i post on my blog every monday, wednesday, and friday.
  • i post on instagram daily
  • check out my pintrest for some cute photos
  • i love to talk, so please reach out to me on any of my platforms

// summer skincare products //

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for the past twelve years, i’ve struggled with my skin, specifically with acne. Finally <<thanks quarantine>> i had the opportunity to try out new products & really focus on improving my skin. it has never been better!! here is a list of the products i’ve been using: