This is an essay I wrote for my political science class this summer in DC. Take it into consideration that I was supposed to pick a side and defend it, which is why the language is blunt and harsh on my boi President Obama. (This is about his politics, not my love for him as a person.) I wanted to publish it today since I heard Trump is signing an executive order to approve KXL. If you read this through, I promise you’ll understand why this is a great thing. You’ll also find pictures of Alber...
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you my very first full length YouTube video! I’ve been a mega YT nerd for years and have wanted to make my own videos for the same amount of time, so this post-grad life is proving to be the perfect time to start this hobby.
It’s been almost four years since I’ve been able to go to a British drugstore and a ton of products have come out in the meantime… namely Tanya Burr and Zoella’s lines! I also found some new favorites off the shelves and hopped on the ba...
I’ve recently graduated from Brigham Young University (PROVO!) after five years on campus, so I’ve compiled my top ten tips for new Cougs. I’ve been planning this video for months; I meant to film it while I was still a student but it’s worked out nicely as freshman will be getting to Provo next week for summer term! I focused on a few practical tips (like if someone asks you if you like Harry Potter, you always say yes. For self preservation.) and more tips on how to grow as a person. Here c...
I’ve been getting my spiritual house in order since the big move. I remembered what Gretchen Rubin said about how new habits are easy to create and maintain alongside a new chapter in our lives. I’ve started making institute a priority and go once a week, I love going to church because I find my new YSA ward here interesting, diverse and uplifting and I’m scaling back my phone usage and reading my scriptures first thing in the morning before checking Instagram.
All of this leads to feeling mo...
Oh Saoirse Ronan. If there is a soul on earth with whom I’d want to clone myself with, it’d be you. Maybe it’s because you have three Academy Award nominations at the age of 23. Or perhaps it’s your perfect Irish accent and the ability to nail every hair color. Or even it’s solely because of your wardrobe in Brooklyn. Any way you put it, I’m going to love a Saoirse Ronan movie because I want to BE her.
I saw Lady Bird and of course we have to acknowledge the feat of this women made and direct...
Written By Megan Allen
Bags are packed. You’ve planned your vacation capsule wardrobe and rolled everything into your carry-on. Your collection of subscription box sample sized beauty products are packed in a clear makeup bag ready for TSA and you’ve finished up the last of your emails. Everything is set until your stomach drops and you realize…
Your period is starting the first day of your vacation.
Full crisis mode sets in as you frantically jam in boxes of tampons, dark colored shorts and ...
Written By Megan Allen
*Not medical advice. Informational only.*
Toxic Shock Syndrome has haunted each and everyone of us who has ever purchased a box of tampons. How many of us read through the whole novel of a booklet in our first tampon box and procrastinated our first try even longer?
We’ve heard horror stories of models losing limbs because of one tampon use and wonder, “Well if that can happen to her, it can happen to me...” TSS has been in the back of our minds but most of the time, we...
The first blog post for a brand new menstrual health company.
Theo Tyson, founder of trinity productions, is a thought leader in the world of fashion PR. Beyond event planning, publicity and parties, Tyson creates custom experiences for her clients.
In addition to her content presented at the 2015 PRSSA National Conference in Atlanta this November, Tyson revealed more of her tips for budding fashion PR pros in a post-presentation interview.
(I came up with the theme of "old fashioned" for this piece about press releases complete with the idea of stitched graphics I collaborated on with a graphic designer.)
Press releases, the public relations darling, are short summaries of a company’s latest developments issued to the news media. The press release is sent to reporters who then write about your company’s news (if all goes as planned). Your business gains exposure and your relationship with the media is strengthened.
As a business, you many either have no idea what a press release is good for, or you may find them outdated in the world of social media. We’re here to set the record straight in the name of all things press release.
PR efforts often crash and burn. But do you want to know how to navigate the storms of public opinion? Be authentic.
Consider the reigning likability queen — Taylor Swift. She’s constantly getting positive media attention. She’s the most followed user on Instagram, dispelled breakup rumors and made waves by skipping the AMAs this year.
Here’s how she uses PR tactics to always come out on top.
I have bipolar. Am I bipolar? The wordage and phrasing I hate? It feels that way sometimes. But not the way the mainstream opinion describes bipolar. It’s not a mood change on a whim or at the drop of a hat and then back again.
It’s not a choice to change how you’re feeling whenever and wherever. It’s not a descriptive word for a toddler, the weather or a person.
It’s a pervasive, unpredictable grip on my mind. It’s not meeting my expectations and not knowing why. It’s sadness and it’s disappointment and it’s misery when who I think I am is not reflected back to me. It’s not realizing what’s missing or what’s changed.
From decorating her dorm room with Vogue advertisements to having lunch with executives at Barneys, BYU communications grad Ashley Burnett has lived a real life version of “The Devil Wears Prada.”
With plans to simply work at an ad agency after graduation, and with no sights set on the fashion industry, Burnett suddenly found herself in the middle of New York City working as an intern for Polo Ralph Lauren.
Burnett’s dream job and career morphed from a series of unconventional opportunities.