The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: 3 Dating Habits We’ve All Had (But Secretly Hated)

As published on Thought Catalog. If you were to know me about ten years ago when I was just 16 years old, you would have probably thought I was the shittiest person in the world. I’ll be the first to admit: I strung guys along. Not a ton of them – really there were only […]

I’m Starting To Forget What It Was Like To Love You

As published on Thought Catalog. There was a time when I could outline the frame of your face just from memory. I could picture the scar etched below your left eye, the patch of hair that grew in, tough, apart from the rest of your body. I was able to keenly describe the melody of […]

What To Do When You’re On A Date, But Don’t Want Him To Ask You on Another

As published on Elite Daily. I’ve been on my fair share of horrible dates. Around 99 percent of them were spent feigning interest in the latest call of duty, or learning about how some guys make their livings off playing professional beer pong. (Still confused by how that’s a thing.) Despite how over-the-top, exaggerated and […]

9 Scenarios All Women Suffering From Resting B*tch Face Can Relate To

As published on Elite Daily.  My name is Courtney, and I suffer from a little complex known as RBF, or as some of you may know it, Resting Bitch Face. Let me be the first one to tell you that living life with such a complex has its problems. I’m often viewed as being negative, […]

I’m A Size 8 And Not Pretty: Why Your Standard Of Beauty Depends On You

As published on Elite Daily.  I wear a size 8, and I’m not pretty. Now, my mom will tell you otherwise. She’ll talk to you until she’s blue in the face about how I am the most gorgeous woman to ever walk the face of the earth. She’s my mom, though; she’s biased, and has clearly […]

I’ll Always Love You: 7 Promises I Vow To Keep To My Future Husband

As published on Elite Daily.  The other day, I talked to my best friend about her struggle to write her wedding vows. “I don’t want to say something stupid,” she confessed. “I want to say something other than just ‘I love you.’” Wedding vows can be terrifying. You can go through draft after draft of […]

How My Future Husband Saved Me From My Abusive Past

This article was published on Elite Daily.  I almost missed the man who turned out to be the love of my life. Not because of timing but because of my past, mainly my fears and vulnerability of trusting after an abusive relationship. When my current fiancé and I got together, I avoided eye contact with […]

The Reason Why, As A Woman, I Am Not Offended By Donald Trump’s Misogynist Remarks

As published on Mogul. Last week I wrote and promoted an article explaining why I feel uncomfortable and choose not to talk openly about politics in today’s society. However, in light of recent events, I realize that I need to state my opinion. While some of you reading this are outraged over Republican Presidential candidate, […]