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A Review Of “It’s All Absolutely Fine” | AKA Is Rubyetc My Long-Lost Sister?!

“My brain, having been suspended in a state of hyper-vigilance for such a long time, just packed in and said, ‘No more, your job now is to lie on the sofa incredibly still and just work on evaporating, you useless … Continue reading

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On Feeling Like I Fail To Measure Up Academically

Much like I did last February with the #LoveMe challenge, I’m going to focus on self-love this month. There is never a bad time to do this, but I think it’s nice to do it when everyone is already talking … Continue reading

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Reading Diversely In 2017

It’s time for another post about all the books I read in 2017! Today, I’m talking about the diverse books I read last year. Diversity in literature is really important to me and I make an effort to seek out books with … Continue reading

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Christmas 2k17

Merry Christmas, if you celebrate it! I’m feeling good about Christmas, and the holiday season in general, this year. It’s still a bit of a rough time for me and I expect that it will continue to be so for … Continue reading

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Sleeping & Dreaming

I started taking a new antidepressant, venlafaxine, toward the beginning of the semester. (Its American brand name is Effexor, if that rings any bells for anyone.) I wasn’t too keen on it at first because I thought it was causing … Continue reading

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I Have OCD. No, Not Obsessive Christmas Disorder: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. The Real Thing. And It Sucks.

Hey guys! While I can’t share most of the articles I wrote for Magazine Reporting & Writing this semester since they’re about other people and I haven’t yet received permission to publish them anywhere, there is one that I’d love … Continue reading

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Election Day, One Year Later | Nov. 8, 2016 – Nov. 8, 2017

It’s been exactly one year since the last US presidential election, which is hard for me to believe. Time seems… stretchy, almost, easily compressible but just as easily drawn out, since it seem both too soon and not soon enough … Continue reading

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