~Taken by the Wind~

(A Journey of a Leap of Faith)

Because My Dad

One of the hardest things I’ve realized from losing someone I love to death (literally to death) is you don’t figure out a way to get past it or get over the loss. The loss is insurmountable. You just have to figure out a way to live with it.

Figuring out how to do that, I am starting to suspect, takes a lifetime.

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July 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

For What It’s Worth

Five months as my own boss, I’ve learned a few things.

Deciding what you’re worth and then stating it publicly is shockingly hard.

Realising you’re worth it and deciding what “it” looks like it even harder.

June 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Life’s Rewrite

“From actress to activist to advertising pro, Deirdre Flynn has been rewriting her life script for the past five years”

February 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

How to Leave New York City

I find myself drawn to old movies- movies that show New York City in its real NYC heyday. Movies like Ghostbusters or Woody Allen movies; full of harsh lighting, grittiness, … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fruits of the Spirit | Using Your Gifts for Good

Little by little, I felt myself ease into a new unexplored aspect of my personality, one that could relax… the good old “do unto others as you would have others do unto you,”. I felt my old ways leave me.

That was good, right?

Maybe not.

February 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Where to Find a Modern Day Slave Market

A woman I know was driving her two children home from school when she suddenly began receiving back to back phone calls and text messages asking when she was available to meet up. In 30 minutes, she received as many calls (and many more texts and voicemails). Completely unnerved, she answered one of the calls and demanded to know what was going on. Men were on the other line.

November 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Response to Your ‘Compliment’ (Hint, It’s Not Thank You).

“While some men may use the excuse of “oh it was a compliment”, deep down they know as well as we do (we being the women who receive it) that there is something more than just a friendly compliment happening when most of these guys say something to you.”

October 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

Success | To Be or Not to Be

Struggling with feeling as if success has actually happened. Struggling to enjoy the achievement without immediately seeking out the next way to top it. What is success? Is trying to … Continue reading

October 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

So Many Things to Blame Rape on Other than Rapists

So it’s my outfit, my state of sobriety, the time of night I decided to walk home and my lack of nail polishes fault too?

I never knew there were so many things to blame rape on other than a rapist.

September 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dear NY Post, This is MY Catcall

At least 2 times a week, very frequently more, I am stopped, hit on, whistled at, cat called, and made to feel like I was put on this earth for men’s eye candy. A piece of meat. Trash. A sex object. Someone who could easily be taken advantage of. A mouse you can easily chase and attack. For a mere 5 seconds, a man can say something derogatory to me and then continue with his day; meanwhile, it stays with me for my life,

August 20, 2014 · Leave a comment