Category Archives: Love

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Joining a Sorority Changed My Life

Let’s be real here, sororities have a pretty distinct reputation. I’m talking clicking fingers, blonde girls, low GPA’s, meaningless gossip and Barbie Doll physiques (only the hottest, of course). Thanks to Hollywood, the media, in general, and possibly a little bit of truth, this image has become universal — so much so that I, the […]

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The Style Like U Movement

It is by chance — very fortunate and wonderful chance — that I one day stumbled across the Style Like U YouTube channel. Style Like U is a website/movement created by a mother & daughter duo, committed to promoting and proving that true style is not what you wear or how you look, but rather, […]

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The Difficulties of Body Acceptance

How sick of you are comparing your body to others? With weighing it on the scale? With depriving it of the foods it needs? This fall, how about you decide to try a new approach: tolerating your body, and maybe even learning to embrace it. This past week, my friend and I came across an […]

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Thank you, Gorgeous Grandma

Today, Gorgeous Grandma Day, is meant to recognize all the Grandmas out there who go above and beyond in making sure their grandchildren get the most out of life. When I first heard that it is Gorgeous Grandma Day, I thought about all grandmas because, to me, they are just the cutest, but as I […]

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Practicing Unconditional Love Takes Courage

There comes a moment in every person’s life at which he or she feels irreparably broken, lost, and scared. This moment stems from a broken promise to accept vulnerability, lost words that swore faithfulness, and forgotten moments that assured love. This moment is one of heartbreak. No one is immune to this moment, as the only way […]

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It’s Time to Start Loving Yourself, OK?

For my very first article here on SFTL, I wanted to write about something important. Something I not only believe in, but also understand – truly, wholeheartedly relate to. And to discover this meaning, I had to tap into what it was about SFTL that made me so desperately want to join the team. The fight […]

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Thank You, Dad

With Father’s Day today, it is a great time to share all the wonderful things that our fathers do for us starting from a very young age. Personally, my dad has made the biggest impact on me, and without him, I am not sure at all what I would do, but I know for a fact […]

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Dive In Deck: Being Alive Influences the World

If life were easy, it wouldn’t be worth living, but, for some people, this uneasiness is the equivalent of an extreme difficulty that has the face of poverty, abuse, homelessness, and others of the like. There are an incredible amount of people in this world who are faced with extreme difficulties, and while it is […]

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How Figure Drawing Helped Me Love My Body

Figure drawing, also known as life drawing, consists of anything ranging from short, one-minute sketches, known as gesture drawing, to longer, and more detailed, drawings nearing 30 minutes. The nude subject holds a pose for the predetermined length of time as students scramble to recreate the scene on their sketch pads. It is beautiful. But it’s not beautiful […]

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Death In Life’s Perspective – Remembering Grandma on Mother’s Day

I’m an intended communications major. I’m constantly interacting with others. I am bi-literate, and with two languages, I often find myself talking more than not. However, at my grandmother’s funeral, when it was my turn to speak, I found myself in a paralyzed state. I couldn’t get up, I couldn’t speak. I just had tears […]

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Dear Mom, Thank You For Everything

Throughout high school, my mom and I always had that relationship where we cared for one another, but we always disagreed about something. Whether is was my curfew, who I was hanging out with, where I was going, if my room was clean, if I was going to be home for dinner, or if my […]