80% introverted, 40% creative, 100% bad at math

Me with my cousin to the left

Hello, fellow Medium writers! My name is Haylee Griffith and I’m currently a sophomore in high school. I know teenagers aren’t exactly everyone’s favorite group of people (and trust me I completely understand why), but I hope that doesn’t scare you away from taking a moment to hear all about me. Give me a few minutes of your time and I promise it will be worth your time!

Why I write

I am currently taking a creative writing class which, by the way, was the best decision of my life. The first day we were asked, “why do you write?” and it was…

Finally, a brand that actually understands Generation Z

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Companies around the world both big and small have been hopping onto the TikTok hype train as it manages to become a bigger platform each and every day.

These companies are starting to realize that Generation Z is a demographic that they need on their side in order to get the most publicity and TikTok is the best way to reach them.

Too many companies have flopped on the app however due to their lack of understanding of how to properly promote their product on there. …

People online are currently romanticizing a literal criminal and it needs to stop

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A street racer in Florida was just sentenced to 24 years in jail for killing two innocent people after hitting them at 100 miles per hour. The Ford Mustang hit 24-year-old Jessica Reisinger-Raubenolt who was just trying to cross the street with her 1-year-old daughter Lillia in the stroller all because two friends were carelessly racing each other.

The disgusting human that did this act is Cameron Herren. He was also recorded to have multiple speeding incidents just days before the fatal accident proving his complete disregard for the consequences of his actions.

He clearly deserves to be in jail…

She showcases her beauty in her latest untouched bikini photoshoot

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Selena Gomez has been one of the most influential celebrities of our time since being an actress on Disney Channel. With accumulating more than 243 million followers on Instagram and having her own makeup brand, it is nearly impossible to not know of her.

With being in the spotlight for as many years as she has, negative comments are unfortunately bound to happen.

Gomez was receiving an abundance of hate comments not too long ago as she was struggling with mental health and weight fluctuation due to the medication she needs to take to treat her lupus.

She knows as…

You’ll want to bookmark these hidden gems immediately

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Are you in desperate need of ideas to write about, have no idea what to cook for dinner tonight, or even just want to find some new music to add to your playlist? Well, look no further because I got you covered!

I found 6 websites that have changed my life and solved problems I didn’t even know I had before. Here they are in all their glory…

Google Trends

Google trends is a great and easy way to see what is trending around the world. You can even search specific terms to see the search trends of that word over time.

Picture Perfect

a short story about love at first sight

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I finally got the last customer out of the door, and the overwhelming weight of my smile fell down the second she turned her back. I rolled my eyes so forcefully I wouldn’t be surprised if a vein exploded in my head. It’s 23 minutes past closing time, which is 6 hours and 23 minutes longer than I wanted to be here. All because, this old woman, just had to get her ugly little chihuahua in for a rabies shot. She treats that dog like her own kid, having it hang out in her little useless purse like…

I know the start of a trend when I see one

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I’ve been on TikTok since it was Musical.ly so I can tell when a video will catch on and go viral pretty easily. I’ve seen the beginning and end of hundreds of trends on the app, making me nothing short of an expert in the field.

Here are 5 trends I have a good feeling will go viral based on just one video I’ve seen…

Matching with our Bitmojis daily

Bitmojis are nothing new, they have been our characters on Snapchat for years now. …


How did I not realize this sooner?

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I have three cats which in itself could tell you right away that I’m a crazy cat lady, but I never really considered myself one until recently. People always say it as a joke or to make you feel bad for simply loving your animals so I never really listened when people called me one.

Looking back on all the things I’ve done for my cats in recent years, however, makes it very obvious that I have and always will be a crazy cat lady. Here are my top 4 moments of realization…

I got them a balloon for their birthday

Starting off strong, I got my twin…

It’s time we see the color for what it really is

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Let’s play a little game, shall we? I want you to think of the first color that comes to your mind first when I say the word “girl.” Have your color yet? I bet you do and I can guarantee that the color is pink, and I don’t blame you, I would have said the same thing.

We have all been hard-wired to associate the color pink as a girly or feminine color, but have you ever even thought about why we do that? The answer is quite plain to see: internalized misogyny has shaped us this way.

I’m fed…

The former Nickelodeon star made the best decision for herself and she deserves to be respected for it

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“Wake up the members of my nation,” because the “iCarly” reboot has been announced and fans cannot wait. Miranda Cosgrove, Nathan Kress, and Jerry Trainer have all officially been seen in the new trailer promoting the fan-favorite Nickelodeon show with the exciting news.

One issue, however, that fans noticed immediately was that Jennette McCurdy, one of the main stars of the show, was nowhere to be found.

The show aired its last episode in 2012, or so we thought. Given the already large fanbase the show has already accumulated, it was quickly picked up and will be exclusively seen on…

Haylee Griffith

Pierre Bouvier sums it up pretty well: “I’m just a kid and life is a nightmare”

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