summer 2018 playlist

Aug 31, 2018

f.f.f. // bebe rexha x g-eazy
give yourself a try // the 1975
playwitme // kyle x kehlani
i do // cardi b x sza
myself // bazzi
girls like you // maroon 5 x  cardi b
middle finger // phoebe ryan x quinn xcii
i got time // bebe rexha
enemies // lauv
all the talk // mike stud
tension // cappa
5 in the morning // charli xcx
gratitude // livvia
so sad so sexy // lykke li
hunger // florence + the machine
first love / late spring // mitski
beautiful // bazzi
spin the globe // lostboycrow
better alone // lykke li

♥ the 1975 and lykke li are back!!
what were you listening to this month? ♥

july 2018 | a look back

Aug 1, 2018


  • family road trip to venice beach to celebrate my little sister's birthday. i can't believe she's 4 already!!
  • friend from alaska surprised me with a last minute quick visit. unfortunately i didn't get to spend much time with her or take her on adventures like we talked about, but it was still good to see her and hug her.
  • attended the indivisible guide's #savescotus visit to senator kamala harris' office alongside fellow indivisible volunteers/activists.
  • phone banked for ami bera (ca-07) with the local swing left team.
  • text banked for aclu people power to commit voters to 'be an aclu voter and vote like their rights depend on it' campaign. more info on the campaign:
  • i got to hangout with a friend and her baby after a few months of her recovering from surgeries. glad she's doing okay and it's unbelievable how fast my little nephew is growing.
  • phone banked with indivisible volunteers for the #100daysout, which is an initiative to volunteer for the 100 days countdown to the midterms


  • senate is back on their b.s. again. can't wait to vote those suckers out.
  • dad and brother got into a car accident, luckily it was small and everyone involved is okay. can't say the same for my parents car insurance rates though.
  • it's finally been confirmed that russia did in fact meddle in the u.s. 2016 elections, but of course our government doesn't give a damn nor are they going to do anything about it. no surprise.
  • the carr fire in redding, ca -- 2.5 hours away from us -- has grown exponentially. we're getting a grey haze and smoke smell all the way out here. that's how bad it is. a good chunk of the city had to be evacuated. roomies and i opened our couch in the living and lounge rooms to a couple of evacuees over a weekend. wish we could do more.

what i read

girls resist!: a guide to activism, leadership, and starting a revolution by kaelyn rich

trail of lightning by rebecca roanhorse
second wave summer by jay e. tria
mindful moments: everyday mindfulness for real people by haven e. carter
sweet sixteen by brenda rothert
the mere wife by maria dahvana headley
fire & heist by sarah beth durst
gotita de dragon and other stories by nick joaquin
a quick & easy guide to they/them pronouns by archie bongiovanni & tristan jimerson
among the glimmering flowers by lynn e. o'connacht
the death of truth: notes on falsehood in the age of trump by michiko kakutani
rad girls can: stories of bold, brave, and brilliant young women by kate schatz
mindfulness for compassionate living: mindful ways to less stress and more kindness by patrizia collard
a girl called murder by kennedy cannon
white kids: growing up with privilege in a racially divided america by margaret a. hagerman

what i listened to

eastside // benny blanco x halsey x khalid
in my feelings (cover) // lights
lucid dreams // juice world
love it if we made it // the 1975
ex // kiana lede
broke // will jay

[more to come in my full summer playlist]


venice beach, ca

inspiration/motivation this month

firefighters and first responders battling the wildfire flames. thank you for your service and rest in peace to those who lost their lives due to the fires.

"go back to europe" viral video

looking forward to in august

  • little siblings starting school
  • my fall semester classes
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