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In Honor of Orlando

In Honor of Orlando

(June 16th, 2012, thoughts following the tragedy) I’m fragile today, as all of us are. I’ve thought a lot about the victims and the people they loved and the people who loved them and how this is effecting the entire LGBT community as well as…

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Six Books That Silenced The Internal Screaming, For Me

Six Books That Silenced The Internal Screaming, For Me

I disagree with 9 out of 10 of the life-lessons I was taught in my formative years. I was raised in a fundamental, biblical literalist, born-again Christian household by a single mother. I was an only child and I was an only daughter, which led…

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CATHERINE:2017

CATHERINE:2017

You may have watched Jenny Slate and Dean Fleisher Camp’s webseries CATHERINE: A STORY IN 12 PARTS when it first came out in 2013 like I did, but I HIGHLY SUGGEST you rewatch it now. Re-experiencing this in the midst of turmoil and madness and…

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A Lesson on Narcissism with Your Host, Russell Brand.

A Lesson on Narcissism with Your Host, Russell Brand.

In this conversation with Charlot Duboc, Russell Brand reveals himself as a borderline vicious narcissist. Their conversation is so chock-full of subtle yet blatant narcissistic behavior, that the only way to accurately address all of it is to break it down minute by minute, which…

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Impromptu Interview With My Parents At Souplantation

Impromptu Interview With My Parents At Souplantation

ME: What do you think happens when people are given “too much” freedom? DONNA: They can go wild. Are you talking about children or citizens? DAD: How do you define freedom? ME: How about if I rephrase it: What can be the danger of being…

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Come

Come

“Come, Nibiru, come.” The timid seeker rolled down his window so that there’d be a chance that some one or thing would hear his murmuring, which even on the dead streets at night, was barely carrying. If the sound of his words at least reached…

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Harry Potter and Text-Based Tantrums

Harry Potter and Text-Based Tantrums

If you read the things I write on here, some of this will be redundant, but I’m realizing a lot of new things about my life. I’ve written some about what a heavy kid I was–my outlook on life was life is hard, the world…

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You Attract What You Are and I’m No Peach

You Attract What You Are and I’m No Peach

If it’s too hard for you to say, “I’m the one with the problem,” maybe try starting with, “I’m someone with a problem, too.”   I’m very careful with how I talk about it, jumping right to the moments he broke and not mentioning everything…

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Lessons from July

Lessons from July

Books from Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit Danger and possibility are sisters. Imagine the world as a theater. The acts of the powerful and the official occupy center stage. The traditional versions of history, the conventional sources of news encourage us to fix…

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What I Did And What I Do About My Depression

What I Did And What I Do About My Depression

(I wrote this as an answer to an anonymous tumblr question which asked, “Have you ever dealt with depression?“) Yes. As a teenager, I told my mom I wanted to kill myself so often that she sent campus security to each of my classes to have…

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