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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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Stories are the Cure: How I’m embracing and facing my anger

There is a sticker on the lefthand corner of my laptop, below the keyboard I am typing this on, that says, “You got this.” It is slowly peeling away, curling up, to leave only the white background the words had … Continue reading

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Fear of the Blank Page: How I’m Trying to Get Back into Writing More and Punch my Fear in the Gut

For the past few months, I have been avoiding blank pages. I’ve been reading and studying and watching Doctor Who and cleaning my fish’s tank and working, but not looking at the blank pages in my creative writing notebook or … Continue reading

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Solitaire and Bedtime Stories: How My Anxiety and Creativity Live in the Same Room

As I’ve been getting out of my month-and-a-half-long sickness stupor, I’ve been getting back into my creative pursuits—bullet journaling, writing, etc.—and I’ve noticed one big change since I have been accessing this part of my brain again: I can’t fall … Continue reading

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Mixed Media and Turning the Page: How I’m Learning to Deal with (and Embrace) Uncomfortable Situations

The spring semester has been over for what feels like ages, but I can’t stop thinking about my photography class. I spent the entire semester complaining about how I wasn’t good at photography, how I had to try really hard, … 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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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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A New Era

This blog has been a bit of a disaster for me, and I’d like to fix that. It’s on my bucket list to start and keep up a blog (because I love writing, but I need deadlines), and I’ve never … Continue reading

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A Socially Just Writing Center: Differences are Beautiful, Not “Wrong”

Many writing centers laud themselves for being rebellious, going against the norm, and supporting social justice. Writing centers do this in many different ways, some of which are not entirely possible for every writing center. As we all know, all … Continue reading

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The Habits of Bilinguals: Why Have I Never Heard of ‘Translanguaging’?

I’ll admit it: four years of high-school Spanish plus multiple years of grade-school Spanish have made me only passably able to understand and speak the language. This is partly my own fault, because I lost interest in learning the language … Continue reading

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