Clouds, skylines, cotton candy, your grandmother’s head of hair, sea foam, the Care Bears–they all elicit a sense of innocence and safety. I say it’s no surprise these images conjure up comfort and sanctuary; this is due to the fact that they all converge on the pretty color palette of pastels. A love for pastels has become somewhat of a subculture online. One can easily find tumblr blogs, pinterest accounts etc. dedicated solely to pastels. In the composition of an art piece, a bedroom or a cupcake, pastels bring a sense of peace to any space. I’ve created a bank of pastel palettes to inspire me during my future creative endeavors. I hope they inspire you too.
11 Original Pastel Color Palettes
I’m so pleased to announce that three of my poems, “Slots,” “Scraping” and “Make a Decision” have been published in Barking Sycamores Literary Magazine Issue 13. Barking Sycamores is dedicated to neurodivergent literature and its craft. I’m so honored to be a part of this project. Barking Sycamores Issue 13
A stereotype as defined by Merriam-Webster is “an often unfair and untrue belief that many people have about all people or things with a particular characteristic.” Colloquially, the term, stereotype, “is used to categorize a group of people. People don’t understand that type of person, so they put them into classifications, thinking that everyone who […]
Susan J. Fowler, a former employee of Uber, published a post on her blog revealing numerous counts of sexual harassment and discrimination she experienced while working for the company. Her post is straightforward and pretty bias-free; her tone is calm, but frank. While some of her experiences at the company might appall readers, her author’s […]