Maria Ying

Location icon United States of America

25 year old writer, editor, and bookworm.

In Loving Memory: 10 Times Hodor Was Our Favorite GOT Character

Known for its unpredictable narrative and even more so for the amount of gruesome deaths that litter story lines, "Game of Thrones" has created one of America's biggest cult followings. With death after death, HBO unwilling to spare even the lives of fluffy direwolves, viewers should know better than to be attached to any character.

Some Advice on Toxic Relationships

"When you love someone they become less and less of a person. They become just an extension of yourself. A projection of your own needs. Love wears down a person until they become dull around the edges. Like a piece of sea glass. Misshapen. I don't want to do that to another person."-Jasmine Sealy Ever...

How Silence in a South Carolina Classroom Speaks Volumes

On October 26, the brutal take down of a teenaged student was filmed at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina. The video begins with Deputy Ben Fields, "You're either going to come with me, or I'm going to make you." The student does not respond.

Wear The Change You Want To See In The World

J.R.R. Tolkien once wrote, "Not all those who wander are lost." You cannot even imagine how many times I saw this written in glittery cursive or bedazzled on caps at my college graduation.