Living alone taught me to love myself. The first time I lived alone, in graduate school, I was a mess. Not only was I going through the immense pressures of a […]
I came out of the womb talking. Okay, not talking, but screaming. My mom recalls me instantly making it known to the world that I was here with a loud, […]
When I first got on birth control, I didn’t even have my driver’s license yet. I was a 15-year-old who suffered from severe cramps—so bad that I once ended up […]
I’m sorry. Two easy words that are not always easy to say. In our society, we are taught that apologizing means you’re at fault. Or, it means you’re showing weakness. […]
There are paid opportunities waiting. I’ll never forget that time in grad school when I went in for an interview and was required to do a few hours of unpaid […]
Rediscovering Your Cultural Identity Is Possible Like many other children of immigrants growing up in a white-centric community, I tried to hide my identity most of my formative years. Whenever […]
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