Larissa May
Entrepreneur, Speaker, New York
Larissa is a Speaker, the Founder of #HalfTheStory, and a Dream Chaser. Instagram: @halfthestory Link: https://www.instagram.com/halfthestory/ Twitter: @halfthestory_ Link: https://twitter.com/halfthestory_ Twitter: @livinlikelarz Link: https://twitter.com/livinlikelarz Submit a Story Here: HalfTheStory Link: https://halfthestoryproject.com/submit-your-story/
Sex & Sexuality
Sexuality vs. Sex
Sexuality isn’t just having sex; it’s about understanding what sexuality means for yourself. If we can have these conversations with younger generations and help them understand the boundary between sex and sexuality, we’ll be able to avoid some of the repressed issues coming out now. #sex
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The Pursuit of Happiness
We’re All Trying to Figure Life Out
To find happiness you have to be able to celebrate yourself and life while recognizing the difficult things. We’re all in this together trying to figure life out, and once you realize that, happiness will come. #happiness #humanexperience
03 мар 2018
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Money, Society & Status
Changing How We Know Social Media
I knew the message of #HalfTheStory would resonate, but not everyone can find a way to make a difficult conversation inviting. As a result, I know my role is to continue having this conversation so we can change the way we understand social media rather than push it aside. #socialmedia #voice
03 мар 2018
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Productivity
Success and Struggle: Understanding the Gap
We often view people as jumping from somewhere to success, and there’s a big gap on how they got there. Struggle is an important part of success and we don’t talk about them enough. You can’t forget that to pursue something you love, it won’t be easy. #productivity #planning #success
03 мар 2018
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AO Contributor Feedback
The Small Quotes You’ll Carry
The AO creates an environment that’s very conversational. The most difficult topics in life don’t need difficult answers; they need simple explanations in small bits. It’s the small quotes of information that you’ll carry through life, not an encyclopedia. #TheAOProject #bigquestions
03 мар 2018
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Dealing with Anxiety & Depression
Adjusting Friendship and Depression
The best way to support friends going through depression is to ensure they have the support they need. It’s about listening and being there. It’s also important to adjust your friendship because someone going through depression won’t be doing the normal activities you’re used to. #anxiety #depression #relationship #support
03 мар 2018
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Bonds, Breakups & the Essence of Relationships
Communication Is Essential
Communication is the essence of healthy relationships. I work to communicated how I feel. There’s a happy medium and we should encourage each other to communicate. #relationship #romantic #partnership #communication
03 мар 2018
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Finding & Defining Love
Love Changes, It Takes Effort
Firstly, I don’t believe you can love someone else if you don’t truly love yourself. Second, find people you love that will always have your back. Love changes, but it’s right when it empowers you and challenges you to be the best person you can be. It’s also not forever, love takes effort. #love #findinglove #communication
03 мар 2018
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Achieving Harmony & Balance
Finding Harmony: I Celebrate and I Say No
To find harmony, I say no so I don’t have to give excuses for why I don’t want to do something. I also take moments to celebrate the little things. It’s difficult to center yourself, but it’s about figuring out what works for you. #harmony #balance
03 мар 2018
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The Role of Religion
History Was Built on Religion
One of the most unique parts of having a Jesuit education is that freshman year, our class included world religions. We learned how people around the world used religion in their lives, which is something society neglects. You need a fundamental set of values, whatever your beliefs are. #religion #higherpower #moralcompass
03 мар 2018
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Being Alone & Feeling Alone
Open Your Lens
Loneliness has been a part of my life because I’ve never fit into a specific mold. The best way to fight loneliness is to open your lens and look at the world through someone else’s eyes. Your problems might change. #loneliness #aloneness
03 мар 2018
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Dealing with Anxiety & Depression
How I Started #HalfTheStory: Part 2
I realized that when I’d go to New York for fashion week, people would tell me that the industry is not what it looks like on social media. This was a constant theme in my life and I realized it was a phenomenon that creates obstacles for mental health. Every day we’re challenged by this piece of technology. I coined that phenomenon as #HalfTheStory. #anxiety #depression #socialmedia #change #productivity
03 мар 2018
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Dealing with Anxiety & Depression
How I Started #HalfTheStory: Part 1
#HalfTheStory was started as a result of my experiences navigating social media through the New York City fashion lens in college while dealing with anxiety. #anxiety #depression #socialmedia #college
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Productivity
The Three Big Things
I’m a big “goals” person. A lot of us have big expectations for ourselves, but everyday choose three big things you want to get done. If you’re able to check those three big things, you’ve been successful. Having time management over your technology also helps tremendously. #productivity #wordsintoactions #timemanagement #planning
03 мар 2018
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Productivity
The Female Mentors Who Have Changed My Life
Mentors have changed my life. When I pursued opportunities in the creative industry, I knocked on every door myself. I found incredible female mentors paving the future of conversation and what it means to be a female leader. Finding mentors is about building a relationship; it’s a two way street. #productivity #mentor
03 мар 2018
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Finding & Defining Love
I Rarely Ask People What They Do
I rarely ask people what they do at gatherings, I care about the experiences they’ve had that shaped their lives. By focusing on experiences, we have the ability to connect. To find your passion, go do something you think you might enjoy without anyone you know. If you’re happy there, you’re on the right path. #lifepurpose #purpose #path #passion
03 мар 2018
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Finding & Defining Love
Looking Beyond LinkedIn
We’re not here on this beautiful earth to work for someone else, it’s to know we’ve made a difference. We have to be able to look past people’s social media face. #lifepurpose #path #socialmedia #socialstatus
03 мар 2018
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Money, Society & Status
I Go into Airplane Mode Often
Social media can single-handedly change the trajectory of our lives, everyone has a voice. Simultaneously, it has an increasingly negative affect on our mental health. We should talk about these issues and hold each other accountable. Go into airplane mode when you need to. #socialmedia #socialstatus #voice
02 мар 2018
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Money, Society & Status
Is Your Phone Your Shield?
At gatherings I’ll ask people where they’re from and about experiences that have shaped their path. That’s how I’m able to move past the small talk. I believe the person next to you can change your life. #socialmedia
02 мар 2018
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Money, Society & Status
Creating From the Heart
Financial independence is of utmost important, especially as a female where we currently have more opportunities to pave our own path. Prosperity isn’t bad, you can use it to follow what you care about. When you create something from the heart, you feel success that isn’t defined by money. #money #success #creativity #passion
02 мар 2018
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Money, Society & Status
Social Status, Financial Well-Being and Spending
Social status should not be how others see you, it’s how you place yourself in the world. When it comes to financial well-being, it’s important to be happy and to have security. Simultaneously, more people are looking to pay for experiences rather than material objects, so what brings us happiness has changed. #money #socialstatus
02 мар 2018
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On Death: Fear & Other Feelings
Every Day We Have a Choice to Live
For a long time, most nights I would think if this is my last day on Earth, would I be happy with that? If you’re afraid of dying, you’re afraid to live. Seeing death has pushed me more to live. Going through depression and coming out on the other side, I see how beautiful every single moment is. #death #mortality #humanexperience #depression #fear
02 мар 2018
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On Death: Fear & Other Feelings
Understanding Death to Understand Life
A book I love reading is Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom. It’s about a young guy who asks his professor, diagnosed with terminal cancer, to teach a lesson every week. You don’t quite understand how to live if you don’t understand the meaning of death and mortality. This book changed the way I see the world. #death #fearofdeath #mortality #books
02 мар 2018
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Loving Yourself
Who Are You, Really?
I believe in the statement “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”. It takes different life experiences to hit that rock bottom and figure out who you really are and not just the way people see you through a specific lens. #selflove #lovingyourself #selfawareness
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Loving Yourself
Loving Yourself Inside Out
Self love is the root of happiness. I think the best way to find self love is finding out what moves you and loving yourself from the inside out, rather than the outside in. #selflove #lovingyourself #happiness
02 мар 2018
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