By: Dani Kessel
As a staff writer (and previously a guest writer) for Love, Geeky Girl, I have covered a variety of topics. Sam and I have many conversations about what I’d like to talk about in my articles. She allows me a lot of freedom to discuss my own experiences and subjects that she isn’t as well-versed in. The support and love that she gives me in this job makes writing for this website all the more rewarding.
Now that I’m starting to get in the swing of my increased hours, I have laid out a basic guide for my content production. As the audience, I only think it is fair to share what you can expect from me. (Keep in mind, this isn’t a comprehensive list.)
What you can expect me to write about:
I believe in using my voice for the betterment of society. As someone with a platform, I’d like to do what I can to raise up disadvantaged and marginalized communities. There are people out there suffering. I don’t like to brush hard topics under the rug just because they are uncomfortable. So, I plan on writing one article every week covering a social issue that I think we need to discuss more. (These will often fall into the ‘Breaking Down My Thoughts’ series I have going.)
I’ve been through a lot in my life and have learned so much from my experiences. I’ve lived on 3 continents. I’ve seen different cultures. I’ve experienced struggles, heartbreaks, and triumphs. Each week, I’ll be writing at least one advice article. It’ll touch on whatever people want help with. So far, I’ve discussed stress management, improving your sex life, coping with mental illness, university struggles, and even style. I’m more than happy to cover *almost* anything you need. To request something specific, you can either comment on my articles or DM me on my Instagram: @OldSoulBlogger.
This is a topic I’ll be covering more sporadically; however, I am a huge pop culture nerd who is a part of so many fandoms. I thoroughly enjoy dissecting different tv shows and movies. I’m always up for reviewing new films or trying to decide the morality of characters. For my own self-gratification and for the enjoyment of other fellow-nerds in this audience, I am definitely going to write about this topic occasionally.
Sex and sexuality
Not everyone is going to be comfortable reading these articles, and that’s okay. They won’t necessarily be every week. Also, you don’t have to engage with everything I write. This is something I feel passionate about though. Sex positivity is important for developing a healthy sex life in adulthood. Whether it is educating on safe sex practices, definitions of consent, or a guide to BDSM, I want to create a space for people to ask questions and learn about sex/sexuality.
Topics not to expect from me:
While Sam is very outspoken about her faith and beliefs (which is really awesome), I am not a person of faith. Religion and discriminatory practices have done a lot of harm in my life. As such, I’m constantly questioning what I believe. (Please don’t send hate my way for this.) I think everyone has the right to their beliefs. And I will never disparage anyone else’s positive, non-toxic engagement with faith. But, it isn’t something I want to or feel comfortable writing about. For the most part, I will leave this subject to Sam. The closest it will ever come to me writing about this is maybe me discussing my spirituality. I consider that an entirely separate subject. But that’s still a big maybe.
I absolutely adore my spouse. He is amazing, and we have a great relationship. That being said, one of the ways I’ve preserved that relationship is by not discussing it in detail on social media or in my writing. Our problems are our own to solve; our successes are ours to celebrate. I think that privacy is important. Mind you, I’m not saying I won’t talk about relationships or marriage in general. Just not specifics about him and me.
I hope this article gave you a better idea of my writing plans. Obviously, this isn’t ironclad or all-encompassing. There is a whole world of other subjects I can cover. I’ll leave plenty of room for flexibility as we go.
Thanks for reading. Please, let me know below what specific things within these topics that you’d like me to cover. I am always open to suggestions and requests!
(P.S. In the past year, I’ve experienced predominantly love and acceptance from this audience. I feel extremely welcome here. I want to continue this vibe on our journey together. Thank you for all the positivity you supply.)