All posts by larissaperos

storytelling through our social media

Currently sitting in a coffee shop in Toronto, working on my thesis, in need of a break. So, I opened up my Instagram. Naturally. What came to my mind today was storytelling through our social media- storytelling through edited pictures on social media to be exact, and why I stopped editing my pictures.  I’ll be ...

Mental Health Spectators

Why is talking about a celebrities mental health easier than talking about our own, and how can we learn from this?  This week, I was sadly awakened by two major headlines: 2 celebrities who died by suicide, Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. From my Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook, all my followers, friends, and contacts had something ...

Into the Wild

A little late on posting, but I have kept up my book club-esque reading of a a book per week!  2.5 weeks ago, I finished Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer. This is a book that I have been meaning to read for a while, not only because I bought it over 2 years ago, but ...

the book club

Cue Slim Shady, but cleaning out my closet is an incredible feeling. Decluttering is therapeutic- out with the old and in with the new (if my budget allows me.)   At the end of winter, I got a head start on my spring cleaning. I feel I hoard clothes, and think that if I didn't wear ...

creating my own sunshine

Not everyday the sun shines. Sometimes, we need to create our own sunshine. However, this morning when I woke up, the sun was shining, and it made my morning a little easier. I felt like I had enough sleep, and I was able to get out of bed, smoothly, and start my day. I sat ...

an open letter to those contributing to the stigma:

Dear reader,  Through the grapevine, I heard recently that a blog of this nature is very detrimental to my future career. This was a significant setback for me, because I would never do anything  purposely to jeopardize my future. I've worked very hard to get where I am today. I believe I am quite hardworking ...

wake up call

day 7 These past 7 days, I've done my best to articulate how I'm feeling on my social media platforms. In the theme of honesty, writing these posts have been quite emotionally draining, but also an incredible wake up call to me. At this point, I think it would be selfish to keep quiet. My 7 ...