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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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Cookies and Jams: How Jamming to Music and Feeding Squirrels Makes Me More Resilient

A few days ago, I woke up, went for a 4-mile run outside, then jammed out to Walk the Moon and Panic! at the Disco while getting ready for the rest of the day. And honestly, it was one of … Continue reading

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Skeleton Faces and Coming Out: How I’m Learning that Confidence and Insecurities Can Live Side by Side

This past month has been weird, to say the least. My face got turned into half of a skull, I visited my friend Tricia in the hospital three hours away, I’ve been sick with a flu-sinus-infection hybrid, AND I came … Continue reading

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Rock Band Wii Blisters: How I’m Gaining Confidence in the Things I’m Good at, Even if They’re Small

I’ve been home on winter break from college for the past month, and there have been ups and downs, but I managed to end the break on a high note. My dad, sister, and I went to the basement and … Continue reading

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A Hospital, Twenty One Pilots, and a Fish’s Death: How Sadness Has Become Less Negative for Me

About halfway through November, I finally visited a friend who had been in the hospital for months. My excuse for not going was that no one had invited me and I would figure out my friends had visited her after … 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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Chester the Stud: How My Betta Fish Has Helped Me Feel Less Lonely and More Rooted in Reality

As Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day says, “I believe I’m a walking contradiction.” And I am. Actually, I am full of contradictions. I am a perfectionist, but I have several hobbies I’m not good at. I dislike crafting, but … Continue reading

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