Bystander intervention is a philosophy often taught in conjunction with sexual assault and harassment prevention, but it can extend to all aspects of our lives. Active bystanders learn how to recognize and safely intervene in potentially dangerous situations.
There’s something powerful about visiting a place you’ve only read about. There’s something even more powerful about realizing that place doesn’t exist. That it is an illusion. For me, this place is Višegrad in Bosnia and Herzegovina, home to the Bridge on the Drina and some of the worst crimes during the Bosnian War.
Tulp's Travels: Discovering censored history abroad
New York Times Modern Love Finalist — April 2017
A personal essay about the intersections of feminism and college hookup culture. This personal essay was selected as a top 25 “notable essay” in the 2017 New York Times Modern Love college essay contest. See the official press release here.
I don’t want to be somebody’s 2 a.m. anymore
Self-published — December 2018
One thing I came to rely on were my breakfast notes. They were four lines, always the same. My name, the food item in Serbian, followed by English, and capped off by Cyrillic.