Get ready, get set… wait here

I walked off the graduation stage with a degree and a 12-month plan — a classic, predictable Bethany Bella move. It was the University of Arizona, or bust. I had already talked with a potential thesis advisor about our shared research interests, and I had plans to visit her in June. I even blocked off…

My most authentic self

Me at NSLC. Me designing creative projects. Me meeting new people and hearing their stories. After all this time, I see that’s me.

Dear Bobcat

This letter was inspired by a recent initiative posted by my alma mater Ohio University in their Ohio Today magazine. 

The truth in caring about (environmental) change

I came back from a glistening summer in sunny California feeling all shades of one word: panicked. Fortunate to spend the last few months whirling through Singapore and video-taping my way through the Bay, I had given into the distractions of summertime bliss … and forgotten all about the pressing global environmental-change problems I had…

Coming back to California

Taking off on the runway back in June, I knew I had some unfinished business back in California. This summer was another season of growth and self-discovery. This summer I confronted my past self to make my present a truly unforgettable future for who I am becoming.

Choosing joy

It was vegan chocolate ice-cream. How could I refuse?