Hello and welcome! I’m excited that you’re here.

The fact that you’ve made it to Journal Her probably means that you’re interested in some of my favorite topics: journaling, femininity, and personal growth. I’m hopeful that this blog will be a springboard for the ways you understand and take care of yourself, and I anticipate that you’ll find whatever it is you’re looking for—whether that’s advice, a soothing environment, encouragement, inspiration, or a community that understands you. This blog was created to be meaningful to you and to teach you some of the things I had to learn the hard way.

For my entire life, I have been deeply interested in studying psyches and stories. I yearn to inspire people to be better, to be truer to themselves, and to look inside to find the answers to hard questions. That’s the heart of this blog. I hope that you, my readers, will be inspired to keep a journal, go on long walks alone, and surprise the people around you with your ideas and your wisdom and your eagerness to be unashamedly you.

If this sounds like something you want to join in on, then you will want to sign up for my e-mail list so that you don’t miss a single post. I’m never going to write fluff, which may mean that you only hear from me once a month, but I prefer that to spamming your inbox. Everything I send you will be relevant, and if you find that it’s not, I’d love to know what you would like to read instead. Hearing from you is the only way I’m going to get better, so bring on the constructive criticism, friends.

I hope that those of you who get to know me through my writing will find in me a gracious, kind, and loyal friend. Please know that you are welcome here, and I would love to hear from you and connect over shared passions (or anything, really).

My best to you,



Ashley Alvarado is a graduate student at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. After reading and writing, Ashley’s favorite activities include singing, eating, hiking, and organizing. She is originally from Dallas, TX and misses her family, the big sky, and dry heat.