Hello and welcome to my little corner of the internet!

Please leave your shoes at the door, I don’t want the microbes of the city making their way onto the rug.

First things first, my name is Carly. I am a Culture and Trends Specialist by day and at night, I pursue my passion of journalism and storytelling.

Hey, Is This Thing On? was founded as a place to house my many honest thoughts on many things — both big and small. Book reviews, dissections of media representation, mental health, solo travel, learning to understand your own brain, the struggles of writing rejection, imposter syndrome, tips for city living, discussions of healing from trauma, and more book recommendations — this blog is a lot of things in one place, but ultimately, it’s my love letter to every other person finding their way in this beautifully messy and imperfect world.

Perhaps you stumbled here by accident? If so, welcome! Should you enjoy the blog, I’d love for you to subscribe, share, and comment along the way, and thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading. It means more than I can say.

With love,