The Giving Issue

Every introduction to the month usually starts with either a story or anecdote introducing the theme, to which, I proclaim proudly, the need and desire, to keep said theme—what proceeds is usually a combination of both striving and lazily meandering through the subject matter. Part of the time, the reason for this dissonance is becauseContinue reading “The Giving Issue”

Here Are the Top 6 Stories on Tova & Wild This October

A poem for the month of October, because I couldn’t come up with a better way to describe The Friendship Issue other than through the means of poetry. Hot and cold, rainy and crisp, the cool leaves prance on the ground kissing each stone as they pass along. October is for you and me, forContinue reading “Here Are the Top 6 Stories on Tova & Wild This October”

Simple Advice From Anne Perryman

A few days ago, I was attempting to get ready for my day, when I inevitably fell back into a solid white J.Crew t-shirt, Levis, and black Tod’s mules. I have dawned this outfit on a number of occasions, primarily out of a lack of options in my closet, but also out of sheer comfort.Continue reading “Simple Advice From Anne Perryman”

Chipotle Shiitake Tofu Bahn Mi

It’s been a while since I posted an explicit recipe post, but as I was going over things this weekend, for Tova & Wild, I realized the one thing that I miss most about eating animals was a good old-fashioned Bahn Mi. When I decided to go vegetarian, it wasn’t a decision that just cameContinue reading “Chipotle Shiitake Tofu Bahn Mi”

A Case Against Cheese

This story begins as most stories begin, sitting at a coffee shop, fiddling between the occasional notification on my iPhone, scrolling through Instagram feeds, and attempting to drink my coffee while it’s hot. Most of my stories begin with this same introduction, and yet, this one feels different. Why does it feel different you ask?Continue reading “A Case Against Cheese”

Why I’m So Over the Moon This Tuesday

…BECAUSE THIS WEEKEND I HIT OVER 150 SUBSCRIBERS and was just so blown away by all of the love and support that I have received on this platform since I first arrived here this past spring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I never imagined one day that I would spend so much time writing and sharing my thoughts online, butContinue reading “Why I’m So Over the Moon This Tuesday”

Solange Is My Best Friend, Even If We Aren’t IRL

Historically, I would have said that she is my icon, my idol, my goddess if you will, but why resort her as a best friend, a) because entire vibe can be quintessentially wrapped up in one single word, polymath, to which I aspire to one day describe myself, b) because her Instagram literally shakes meContinue reading “Solange Is My Best Friend, Even If We Aren’t IRL”

Conflict Resolution For Your Meyers-Briggs Personality Type

During the Friendship Issue, one of the things that I really wanted to discuss was the way in which we handle conflicts as friends. Its virtually an issue no one talks about, and yet everyone goes through. However, the process of handling conflict also entirely depends on the person, for some aggression and argumentative stylesContinue reading “Conflict Resolution For Your Meyers-Briggs Personality Type”

I’m Trying to Work Through My Own Political Apathy

As a millennial, I feel like one of the most defining moments in my life was the day I watched a seventeen-year-old Emma Gonzalez speak at the March for Our Lives Protest in Washington, DC after the shooting that killed 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. I remember watching herContinue reading “I’m Trying to Work Through My Own Political Apathy”

I Don’t Want to Subscribe to Instant Gratification Anymore.

I think the most difficult thing about being a writer is actually writing. For any writer, but mostly just myself, the task is something I thoroughly enjoy and loathe with my entire being. It’s like pulling teeth, literally—because the process is pain and torture, but in the end, it’s good because the pain goes awayContinue reading “I Don’t Want to Subscribe to Instant Gratification Anymore.”

How Does One Make Friends As An Adult?

The other day, I was hanging out with a good friend and she told me, “I need to introduce you to my friend. You two are so alike, you are going to love each other!” This exact scenario has happened to me several times, and each and every time it’s usually correct. I do loveContinue reading “How Does One Make Friends As An Adult?”

In Solidarity With My Celestial Sisters & Brothers, Your Tovascopes Have Arrived!

Hi Frans! That’s officially how I am greeting all of you, dear readers, this month—because, in actuality, you all are my friends. *wink* See what I did there? *wink* In all seriousness tho, I’ve been really considering my approach and end goal with Tovascopes and I realize, now, more than ever, I want our TovascopesContinue reading “In Solidarity With My Celestial Sisters & Brothers, Your Tovascopes Have Arrived!”

The Friendship Issue

Hi ppl! How’s it going? Will you be my friend? No. That’s okay, I understand. Either way, I’m going to make October  Friendship Month because all my fake friends can ‘f’ off, it’s time to make way for the real ones in your life. The ride or dies, the go big or go home typeContinue reading “The Friendship Issue”