BIO

Melissa Lovitz recently graduated from the University of Connecticut where she earned a B.A. in Human Development and Family Studies. She is currently a graduate student at Brown University studying Urban Education Policy with a focus on family and community engagement in urban communities. She loves country music, gymnastics, coffee, “Grey’s Anatomy,” popcorn and great conversations. You can read more of Melissa’s work at I’m Probably Overthinking This or follow her on Twitter @MelisLov.

Melissa Lovitz's Articles

Bullet journaling all about what works for you. It shouldn’t feel burdensome.

Bullet Journaling For Basic People With Lots Of Thoughts

The trick to successful bullet journaling, in my mind, is to avoid getting caught up in the fanciness of it! Of course, you can make your bullet journal as complex or minimalist as you want, but I’d... Read...
Melissa Lovitz    |   07.18.17 12am   |   SHARE
Sometimes, I feel like I don’t measure up in the feminist or queer communities.

Am I A Bad Queer? Am I A Bad Feminist? 

I’ve been struggling to understand if I’m a “bad queer” or a “bad feminist” and sometimes, I think I am!
Melissa Lovitz    |   05.30.17 12am   |   SHARE
Time runs life for everyone, but it's a different struggle with OCD.

When Every Day Is Controlled By Time

I have OCD and I focus incessantly on time as a proxy for order and control. Tick Tock. Tick Tock. For example, the... Read...
Melissa Lovitz    |   03.23.17 12am   |   SHARE
Owning my identity changed everything. (Image Credit: Unsplash/Bảo-Quân Nguyễn)

My 'Radical Feminist' Coming Out Story

#YouKnowYoureAFeministWhen… It’s the punchline to a good joke. It’s the start of catchy Twitter hashtag. Right? A few years ago, I was debating with a friend why I didn't want to “be a feminist." I... Read...
Melissa Lovitz    |   01.17.17 12am   |   SHARE
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Choosing Authenticity: I Own My Story

“I Choose Authenticity.”  Those words are the first I see when I stare straight ahead, confronting writer’s block, waiting for the inspiration to hit me. Literally, they’re on a poster above my desk... Read...
Melissa Lovitz    |   11.1.16 12am   |   SHARE
Realizing I wasn’t alone provided me with the validation I needed to embrace my sexual orientation.

Asexual Awareness Week: What IS Asexuality Anyway?

So, if you’re out there in the world feeling broken, and questioning if you’re the only one who doesn’t “get it”, or if you’re eager to learn more about asexuality so you can be a better ally to the... Read...
Melissa Lovitz    |   10.27.16 12am   |   SHARE
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What's The Difference Between Aesthetic And Sexual Attraction?

Sexual attraction is not the only type of physical attraction, AND aesthetic attraction is not the same as sexual attraction!
Melissa Lovitz    |   09.2.16 12am   |   SHARE
Interviewing for jobs is a two-way street. Image: Thinkstock.

4 Tips For Your Job Search, From A Millennial To Millennials (And Everyone Else, Too!)

I could link to several sites that list countless questions you should ask in a job interview, but I fear that would be a waste of your time, and condescending to your Google search talents. Instead... Read...
Melissa Lovitz    |   07.6.16 12am   |   SHARE
Rather than eating until I felt anxious that I was eating too much or wasting too much time, I ate when I was hungry and stopped when I was full. Image: Thinkstock.

3 Things That Changed When I Started Thinking Of Food As Fuel

Something changed for me when I heard my friend say, “I run so I can eat.” I run so I can cope, so I can feel invincible, so I can think. And so, in a surprising change of events, I challenged them... Read...
Melissa Lovitz    |   06.22.16 12am   |   SHARE
It's rarely necessary to be quite as busy as we are. Image: Pixabay.

Performing Busy

We get it! You’re busy... In a culture literally driven by productivity, a sense of busyness seems like a prerequisite to being your most productive self.
Melissa Lovitz    |   05.30.16 12am   |   SHARE