Mariel Cariker is a recent graduate of Boston University, where she studied journalism and women's, gender and sexuality studies. She loves slam poetry, New York bagels and Lorde. Can probably be found crafting in public.
Mariel CarikerLike many people, I really hate new years resolutions. There's something about deciding to change your life starting on one specific day that scares me, that seems really daunting and impossible. Most...Continue reading
Mariel CarikerThe lazy days at the end of summer can cause a range of emotions: excitement to go back to or start school, sadness to have to do homework and study again and the thrilling anticipation of a new year....Continue reading
Mariel CarikerWhen I tell people I love Oklahoma City, the usual reaction is confusion. Oklahoma City? Is there anything to do there? Many people who have never visited, or don't know anyone from Oklahoma, assume O...Continue reading
Mariel Cariker"Privilege" is a buzzword in more than just dense social justice discourse. There are many of types privilege like male privilege, able-boded privilege, cisgender privilege and white privilege. Many p...Continue reading
Mariel CarikerWhen I was in eighth grade, I had just traded in my glasses for contacts. The switch made me feel like I was coming out of my 'ugly phase,' until less than a year later I started wearing braces. I exc...Continue reading
Mariel CarikerNetflix and the creators of new show "Insatiable" are facing backlash because many view the show as body shaming toward fat people. The plot: Patty (Debby Ryan, in a fat suit), is bullied by her peers...Continue reading
Mariel CarikerMaude Gorman, a Miss Massachusetts contestant and holder of the Miss Plymouth County 2018 title, resigned her crown after a witnessing a mocking skit about #MeToo that was presented at the pageant. Go...Continue reading
Mariel CarikerThis week, Starbucks announced that the company will be phasing out all plastic straws by 2020. According to Starbucks, the change will eliminate more than one billion straws per year. While there are...Continue reading
Mariel CarikerYou shouldn't watch "Nanette" just to laugh. This sounds counterintuitive, because it's a comedy special. Hannah Gadsby's first Netflix special is funny, don't get me wrong. But it transcends funny. T...Continue reading
Mariel CarikerThere's not much to celebrate in America right now, to say the least. Between family separations at the border and immigration issues, to the threatening of repealing Roe V. Wade, to the ending of Pri...Continue reading
Mariel CarikerFor bands in the alternative, metal or pop-punk music scene, playing Warped Tour is a big deal. For many teens and adults, including myself, Warped was the staple of every summer. My friends and I wou...Continue reading
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