a love letter to june

Every January first, I celebrate the New Year with the rest of the world in a blur of cheesy party glasses and champagne. But June is where I truly got my start. A rainy Sunday, June 2, marked my first day in the world, and June has treated me well, so well, ever since. In […]

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Laugh-Out-Loud Love

I am happy. I come home to my best friends every day, where there’s always music blasting, curling irons heating up and another hilarious story to tell. When I come home to my crappy college apartment, I also come home to stylists, counselors, tutors and sisters. With them, I am so full. I am so […]

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Dependence, Reimagined

What’s bothering you right now? If you’re like me, there’s probably a few recurring complaints that make their way through your mind all the time. Life’s inconveniences seem to come back again and again, stopping you from living out your days the way you want to. Traffic. Co-workers who are always late. A broken dishwasher. […]

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A Handful of Numbers

Numbers, to me, have always been dull. Necessary, sure. But compelling or emotion-inducing? Definitely not. I’m someone who bought into my demotion into the “low” math group in 5th grade and never really bounced back. I retreated into my refuge of words and social sciences, save for a few painful returns to calculus and statistics. But on […]

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where the light is

This year, I have watched too many people that I love struggle. They have struggled more than any other year I can remember, and with so many different things: with the deaths of family members.  Anxiety and depression. Fear for their futures after a divisive election. Illness. Rejection. It hurts me, so much, that they are hurting. […]

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To My Girls

Girls, it’s okay to be angry. But the anger you might feel in this moment can either fuel you or consume you. Choose to let this anger propel you closer towards the world we could be living in.

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Spoonfuls of the Ocean

It’s really common as a young person today to be aloof in the pursuit of relationships and friendships. To show just the right amount of interest, send the perfectly timed text, the subtle Snapchat. Ask your favorite teenager or college student; they’ll tell you all about the terms we have somehow agreed upon. It’s extremely common. It’s […]

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