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My Quarantined Birthday

This was the weirdest birthday of my life, but it taught me about joy and human connection in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. My 28th birthday was this past Sunday. I spent it alone. I have never been…

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More Than a Tweet

Nuance matters. While social media can be a powerful tool to educate, discuss, and otherwise engage with folks, it isn’t the only tool. Each newsletter, I share my perspective on a topic that could use a bit more than…

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My Sleeveless Summer

Why this was the best summer of my life and what real body positivity means to me This summer is absolutely the best summer of my life for one very simple but very upsetting reason: it’s the first time…

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I Don’t Want My Friends To Die

I don’t want my friends to die. I don’t want to wake up and see a name I know memorialized with a hashtag. I don’t want to see a video of my friend getting executed. I don’t want to…