May 18, 2013


Just some random bits from our new place. This is a bit of a teaser because you can't actually see our new place. Hehe. I admit that as a total perfectionist I'm just not happy with it! (The white carpet is killing me!!) But there are certain corners, nooks, and areas that I just love. So I thought I'd share. Which bit is your favorite?

We are off to Seattle today and tonight for a quick getaway. After a long work week, it's much needed. I've also been a little down in the dumps lately because of a batch of homesickness. I guess that's what you get when you move away from home and start a life somewhere else and keep remembering past lives when The Lumineers come on. But that's all part of life and growing up, no?

Stay tuned for updates this weekend via Instagram (@thefeministajournals)! xo Caroline

May 8, 2013


I'm back! I just wanted to take a quick moment to tell you that I'm around and plan on updating my blog slowly but surely. It might take me a little while to get back into the blogging routine again (I won't be posting as much because of my crazy busy schedule) but I certainly haven't forgotten about my blog and those of you who enjoy reading it!  Actually, I think about my blog at least once a day. So enough procrastinating. Here I am! xo Caroline

October 19, 2012

Blogging Break.

I'm going to be taking a little break from blogging. Little because it shouldn't be too long - in fact, I'll be back next month. The reason is because I'm living in a little bit of a chaotic transition stage right now. I don't have my own place; many of my things are packed away in boxes; I'm still getting used to my new life here in Vancouver; I'm working, volunteering, and trying to finish a Master's degree; and I'm just plain lacking on time. I plan on taking this month to take lots of photos of all the things I love to do/eat/wear/buy to get ahead on future posts, because right now I just don't have the time to do all that! See you soon, friends! xo Caroline

October 15, 2012

Pattern Mixing.

This is my version of a little bit of pattern mixing. I scored this J. Crew striped shirt about a month ago for only $10 and fell in love with it right away. It's the perfect layering piece. In fact, all stripes are! These pants are also a new addition to my wardrobe. I love the feel and quality of them and they are beyond comfortable. Stripes + tweed is my new favourite combo!!

October 12, 2012

RIP Amanda Todd.

Photo taken from this Facebook page

Wow. Last night I watched the news and found out that local teen Amanda Todd committed suicide on Wednesday as a result of being repeatedly bullied, teased, made fun of, marginalized, dismissed, dehumanized, alienated, and surely much more. Her story speaks to me not only because I, like she, once felt completely alone and misunderstood (and stupid, ugly, and worthless, among other things), but also because it reveals the degree to which patriarchal attitudes are still around today. What I mean to say is that it's not necessarily just the individual 'bullies' that I blame (girl or boy) but rather it's the naturalized ideas about girls (as sex objects, for example) that the 'bullies' are conveying that I blame. And I go to bed at night and I wonder why the hell more people don't see a problem with these ideas. Don't speak up about them. Don't want to understand, aren't open to understanding, they're transparency, their historical and social construction, their falseness.