"It seems when we get to a place where no one knows us, we become most ourselves."

II'm Natalie, Talka for short. I live on the hill in Troy, NY and attend a small tech school, where I'm finishing up my Master's degree in Science, Technology, and Society and my Bachelor's in Graphic Design and STS with a concentration in Gender & Culture (whew!). I'm also getting a minor in Philosophy and Music.

I love writing, travel, language, sociology, photography, design, and typography. I'm somewhat addicted to coffee and milky tea and I adore fall. This blog is a haphazard mix of design, food, travel, personal growth, and anything else I feel like writing about.