Author: Deja Barber

Deja Barber is a 24-year-old blogger from North Carolina. Her favorite thing to write about is self-reflection pieces, bringing awareness to subjects, and to learn to just have fun in this crazy world.

Being a twenty-year-old female in America today can be very hard. It is all about finding the perfect angle for that selfie, making sure that Instagram post is just right, and of course making sure you look cute and sexy because you never know when Mr. Right might appear. Sadly I have to say once I hit twenty one I become one of those girls. I thought about my looks all the time. I ended up never posting anything on social media because, in my eyes, the photo did not look good enough to post. My weight was an out…

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My undergraduate college experience was very eye-opening. With me being disabled, college made me have to grow up fast, and learn to live independently. At first, it was not easy, but by my senior year, I got into a good rhythm. I started making friends and doing things that surprised everyone. A small thing like using a microwave was a huge victory for me. ¬†Once senior year hit, I had the universal question most young adults have once they leave college. What I am going to do now? I always knew graduate school was an option, but I kept talking…

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