Megan Cahill-Assenza earned her Bachelor Arts and Science in English and Writing from Stony Brook University. She is the founder of I Am, a blog which is centered on the story of her faith journey and evolution of her personal aspirations. The act of writing allows Megan to make sense of the world around her which lead her to self-discoveries. Megan loves her animals, loves being outdoors and keeping healthy by exercising and doing yoga.
Megan Cahill-AssenzaThe Me Too and Time’s Up movements have encouraged a rapid re-examination of women’s roles in various industries. It’s a process that is only just beginning; while many injustices have been brou...Continue reading
Megan Cahill-AssenzaThe season of celebration has turned into the season of stampede. Buy! Buy! Buy! Hurry, before it’s too late! Advertisements tell us to beat the crowds, be the first person in line, and, most import...Continue reading
Megan Cahill-AssenzaIt’s 8:30AM, and I am driving to yoga. Demi Lovato’s song, “Tell Me You Love Me,” comes on the radio. I turn up the volume, as I am already bopping to the beat of the song. Demi’s powerful v...Continue reading
Megan Cahill-Assenza“3 more, 2 more, 1 more, done!” My trainer holds his hand up and I high-five him with force. Slap! I never end on a low note—some weak, noiseless pat on the hand. It’s not who I am. I could be...Continue reading
Megan Cahill-AssenzaIn my teens, I became aware of women’s rights from watching the 1960s comedic sitcom on TVLand, That Girl, starring Marlo Thomas. In the show, a young woman, Anne Marie, quits her job as a teacher, ...Continue reading
Megan Cahill-AssenzaI recently graduated from Stony Brook University—earning my Bachelor of Arts in English and Writing—and I’m still basking in the biggest accomplishment in my life thus far. But, at the back of m...Continue reading
Megan Cahill-AssenzaI can’t remember the last time I really worried about being appealing… I think it was a really long time ago. -Meryl Streep
When I was seventeen years old, Meryl Streep shared with me—well, n...Continue reading
Megan Cahill-AssenzaAs early as junior high, I knew something was wrong, but I didn’t know what. What I knew was: I worried. I pressured myself to succeed. I sweat profusely without explanation. This was a portrait o...Continue reading
Megan Cahill-AssenzaHave you ever noticed that Barnes & Noble has a whole bookcase—not a shelf but a whole bookcase—dedicated to self-help books? Have you ever noticed that many women’s magazines (print and onl...Continue reading
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