Read my Story at Teaching Traveling

Bonjour! Back in 2013, I was published on an online blog called Teaching Traveling, a blog run by Boston-native Lillie Marshall and which specializes in publishing stories about teachers traveling in all sorts of ways, to all sorts of places! I was lucky enough to have been able to tell my story about traveling and teaching abroad in France and Japan. Hanging out with some lovely ladies in … Continue reading Read my Story at Teaching Traveling

Sunshine Blogger and Liebster Award

Awhile back, I was nominated for two Blogging Awards: The Sunshine Award by Rebecca of Rebecca Goes Rendezvous, and The Liebster Award by Rosie of La Grenouille Anglaise. Thank you, ladies! The goal of nominations like these is for bloggers help other bloggers learn about and support one another as well as gain followers. Here are the rules: Thank the person who nominated you and link … Continue reading Sunshine Blogger and Liebster Award

Notes on Trolls and Criticism

“Our society teaches young girls, […] that likability is an essential part of you, of the space you occupy in the world. You’re supposed to twist yourself into shapes to make yourself likable; you’re supposed to hold back sometimes– pull back, don’t quite say, don’t be too pushy, because you have to be likable. I think it’s also something that’s quite difficult for even older women … Continue reading Notes on Trolls and Criticism


Dear Readers, My cousin is currently interning for an organization called Break the Cycle, which focuses on teaching youth about dating abuse and healthy relationships. Check out their website at for more information. Break the Cycle has partnered with Verizon Hopeline and their campaign, entitled #VoicesHavePower. With every post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or the website itself with the hashtag #VoicesHavePower, $3.00 will be donated to various organizations … Continue reading #VoicesHavePower

I am Featured in the TAPIF Testimonials

A few months ago, I was featured on the monthly CIEP March e-newsletter (past assistants know exactly what I’m talking about, and future assistants will know what I’m talking about come October). Within the CIEP e-newsletter, my photo, along with a short excerpt of my experiences as a Teaching Assistant in the Académie de Nice were sent to all of the language assistants in France … Continue reading I am Featured in the TAPIF Testimonials

Liebster Award Round 2

I was nominated a second time for a Liebster Award, this time by Forty, C’est Fantastique! who is a loyal reader and fellow Francophile. Merci beaucoup de me nominer! (I was also nominated back in 2013 by my friend Belle Vierge.) Since I began blogging more and more about my TAPIF experience, traveling, feminism, and my own personal experiences, my blog has grown immensely during the past couple of months, … Continue reading Liebster Award Round 2