RETROGRADE Before I address anything else that's been going on in my life, I want to talk about the most exciting thing that's happened to me recently... I'M PUBLISHED!! IN A MAGAZINE!! If you follow my Instagram (@absolutelyolivia) you may have seen me posting frantic stories in January about my fear of failure in reference … Continue reading life update // getting back on track
November 9, 2016 I woke up at 6:00, an hour and a half earlier than when I typically open my eyes. It could've been because my family was being extra loud that morning, but it wasn't. My house was dark. I was the first one up. It took less than a second for me to … Continue reading two years later and love still trumps hate
Hey friends!! As most of you know, I'm a proud intersectional feminist who loves to mix in typical fashion posts with Instagram and blog posts calling for action and justice on a multitude of human rights issues. I'm a supporter of all things women-related, especially when they are by women, for women. So, naturally, when … Continue reading Make Muse: the magazine for when you want to escape the male gaze
*Trigger Warning: various mental illnesses, self-harm, and suicide* Last month, I started a new and exciting series on my blog called Anything Goes. In this series, I am going to be tackling topics that are taboo or uncomfortable for many to talk about, and will be including guest posts, interviews, and some of my own … Continue reading Anything Goes: Let’s Talk Mental Health!
Today I'm starting a new and exciting series for my blog called Anything Goes. In this series, I am going to be tackling topics that are taboo or uncomfortable for many to talk about, and will be including guest posts, interviews, and some of my own writing. I plan to address stigmas and issues that surround subjects … Continue reading Anything Goes: Let’s Talk Periods
Recently, I read a book that captivated my attention more than any I've read lately. I'm not a book blogger and have no desire to be, but this book has compelled me to come on here and write a post inspired by it! The book is called How I Resist and is a collection of … Continue reading How I Resist
A few weeks ago, one of my blogger friends, Cal (from Current Callan), reached out and wanted to start a small blog project that we could take on together. The project was one where we would be gathering photos and blurbs from followers and friends who identify as feminists, in order to show that a … Continue reading What Even is a Feminist?
Week 2 of the 30 Day Styling Challenge is complete! If you don't know what the challenge is, you can check out my last post about this: 30 Day Styling Challenge Intro + The First Four Outfits, but I'll give you a quick run-down right here as well. For all of January, I am styling … Continue reading 30 Day Styling Challenge: Week 2
“Every time someone speaks [against sexual assault], it creates a crack in that wall.” –Marai Larasai (executive director of Imkaan, an organization dedicated to talking about violence against women and girls of minority) Disclaimer: This post may not be everyone's cup of tea, so feel free to exit out and go check out some of … Continue reading #TimesUp on Sexual Assault
Over the past couple of weeks, I've gained quite a bit of newbies who have decided to hop on the Absolutely Olivia train by clicking the follow button, so I think it's a good idea for me to create a post where everyone can get to know me better! Yes, I do have an About … Continue reading Get to Know Me: 15 Facts