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Growing Up Sentimental

Growing Up Sentimental

| March 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

I had to show her how much our friendship meant to me. I was eleven. At the time, I clinged to everything and everyone, placing emotional weight everywhere and grieving every loss or passing.

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Knowing When to Quit

Knowing When to Quit

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

We are socially coached to not only hide when we quit one of our obligations, but also to feel guilty when we do so. But what if that obligation is just not worth our time? Should we be expected to stay?

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A fearful attempt at being an angry young woman

A fearful attempt at being an angry young woman

| March 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Am I entitled to anger? Can I be angry and a woman?

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Learning to be a Black Girl

Learning to be a Black Girl

| March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

“When I think of that day I feel the deflation of constantly being told you can’t sit here, you can’t play with us, you can’t do that, you can’t learn here black girl… but I also remember the next day.”

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My Hobby as a Movie Junkie

My Hobby as a Movie Junkie

| March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Movies have a special place in my life, but, the reality is, I wasn’t always this obsessed. Here’s how and why watching movies have become my ultimate hobby.

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Foreign Language Education- Why is it Not a Thing Here?

Foreign Language Education- Why is it Not a Thing Here?

| February 23, 2017 | 1 Comment

Bilingualism is commonplace in many nations in the world and has multiple benefits- so why is it not popular here?

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Interesting Times

Interesting Times

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Like saying someone is “late” when they’re dead, “interesting” is a nice, sanitized way to describe change, upheaval, and conflict. No one wants to live in volatile times. Yet, in the past, “interesting times” generally resulted in progress.

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Fluency

Fluency

| February 22, 2017 | 1 Comment

When did we all become fluent in apathy?

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Apply Pressure

Apply Pressure

| February 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

“My heart is beating, my blood circulating by an intrinsic drive, and my goals are all my own.”

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