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July 2020: How I Went a Little Overboard with Graphic Novels and Book Acquisitions to Find a Little Joy

What I Got: To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers Death Note: Black Edition, Vol. 2 by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo The Deep by Rivers Solomon Quitter: A Memoir of Drinking, … Continue reading

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April 2019: How I Read and Loved My First Graphic Novel

What I Read: The ABC’s of LGBT+ by Ash Hardell Black Flag and punk rock zines Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena María Viramontes An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England by Brock Clarke The Dew Breaker … Continue reading

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The Hydra Monster Woke Up Again: How I’m Trying to Look for Happiness in Spite of Anxiety Troubles

I haven’t been doing well lately. This is hard for me to admit, because I never want to add to the worries of anyone I love. And they worry. A lot. I have this outwardly calm exterior—some of my friends … Continue reading

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Fall Out Boy, Five Hundred Dollars, and Feminist Authors: How I’m learning to accept the good alongside the bad

Over the past few years, I’ve gotten really bad at receiving compliments and accolades. It’s not because I’m modest; it’s because I’m self-deprecating. I indulge in negative self-talk and awkwardness when it comes to noticing good things about myself. Then … Continue reading

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Beating the Cobra Kai: How I’m Attempting to Come Back from a Mental Breakdown

A massive anxiety attack and a few weeks of crippling depression were all it took for me to start taking my mental health seriously again. It’s an eye-opener when you literally can’t work or make phone calls or even get … Continue reading

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