Listen up.

I have never been much of an activist. I stay away from public action. I don’t attend protests. I don’t publically speak on issues. I think it’s my introverted side coming out. But I am a writer. I like one-on-one conversations. My activism is shown more through my conversations surrounding injustice, both in-person and through written […]

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The struggles of being a female sports fan.

I’m a 22 year-old die-hard Chicago sports fan. My dad taught me from a young age that while Chicago teams will bring you heartbreak, you will join a community of optimistic fans who know that “maybe next year” will be the year. I’m also a 22 year-old female. And there are some struggles of being […]

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Next step: undefined.

The other day, my friend and I grabbed dinner and we got to talking about the next step. Our entire lives, we have been conditioned to work towards the next step. In middle school, we studied to get ready for AP classes and harder material. In high school, we worked hard to get a good […]

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In the eyes of a 7-year old.

It was a normal Tuesday in the Birk household. My 7-year-old self didn’t want to get out of bed (not much has changed). My mom coerced me to get up, brushing my knotty, curly hair as I got ready for school. I vividly remember my mom seeming upset, but trying to remain calm. Right before I was […]

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72 hours in Denver.

This past weekend I flew to Denver, Colorado for a weekend of outdoor adventures and girl time. Two of my college roommates live there, so it was a blast to catch up!! I put together a quick GoPro video recap from my weekend… check it out! Featured: Eldorado Canyon State Park; Pedal Hopper Bike Bar; Red […]

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This wasn’t supposed to happen today.

This is not the post I expected to write today. I am in complete and utter shock. This wasn’t supposed to happen today. But life isn’t neat and packaged in a bow. It’s hard. It’s unexpected. Today a little after 12pm, you were hit by a car on your motorcycle. You were wearing your helmet. […]

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