I am a recent college graduate in the process of getting my first book The Effortless Perfection Myth published. Effortless Perfection is a term that was coined at my alma mater Duke University in 2003; it’s “the sense that one must have the perfect grades, perfect body, perfect social life, all without any visible effort.”
I have seen far too many young collegiate women chase after and eventually get crushed by the notion, not only that this way of being is possible, but that anything less constitutes a personal failure — myself included. My book aims to debunk the Effortless Perfection myth and detail a road map to empowerment for those about to enter college, currently in college, or out of college but still trying to make sense of their experiences.
Recent works of mine have been published in Ms. Magazine, Inside Higher Ed, Bustle, Elite Daily, Garnet News, and The Duke Chronicle. Scroll down to join my newsletter and follow me as I build my platform!