On 2017 and My Future Children

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Written By Benjamin Hawes April 8th, 2016 For the very first time in my life, I am thinking about the way I would want to raise my children. I think about the lessons I would need to teach them, and the stories I will someday tell about my own life…

I Just Did A 30 Day Mind and Body Reset (and How You Can Too)

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By Benjamin Hawes March 12th, 2016  When the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve and it was finally 2017, my plan for the year was to kick ass. There were goals I wanted to achieve, money I wanted to make, and ideas I wanted to develop. Well, before I…

Here’s Why I Decided To March for Women

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Written by Benjamin Hawes January 22, 2017 As I marched through the streets of our nation’s capital this weekend, I couldn’t help but think of the stories of others who have marched these streets through American History. Millions of people stood up for women’s rights, and I was fighting proud…

12 Things Americans Can Do To Reject Injustice in 2017

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12 Things Americans Can Do To Reject Injustice in 2017 Written by Benjamin Hawes  I cannot help but think about the current state of America when reflecting on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior. When I consider the difference between MLK and myself, it comes down to putting…

Ben’s 3 Resolutions for 2017

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  2016 absolutely had low points, but as I reflect, I realize it was a pivotal year for me. I learned and I grew. I made mistakes, and I was told no so many times that it broke me. When I turned 24 in June, I felt like I needed…

From a Millennial: 5 Things I’m Tired Of Hearing

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A Note From The Desk of A Millennial: November 12, 2016 New York, NY ___________________________________________ Hello World, There has been a mistake in the perception of my generation, and I’m sorry to see that, but don’t worry! I’m here to help. I wanted to send this post out to help…

So Here I Am: Ben’s Reactions to Election Results

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So Here I Am: Ben’s Reactions to Election Results November 10, 2016; 5:44AM by Benjamin Hawes __________________________________ When I was twelve years old, I had a teacher whose name I cannot remember, but whose lessons I can. Every day I would walk into his classroom for fourth period world history,…

The Ten Things That Define Who I Am

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Identity is obviously so important, and it’s also super relevant. A few years ago, I wrote a post called “Here are literally 50 things you can talk to me about other than me being gay” and it was a cool way to reflect on who I actually am. I recommend…

Ben’s 7 Steps Toward Total Happiness

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People would say I’m v happy, and that’s because I am. A friend of mine ask me how I do it, and that’s how I decide on all of my blog posts. So here are my 7 steps for total happiness in this world. Let’s go! Step 1. Adopt The…