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ante meridiem

ante meridiem

3:41am i’m going to cherish and regret this experience once i wake up. you’re completely different in person. no. incorrect. on skype. we skyped. we sat and had a conversation, looked at each other’s “faces” through this app called skype as i cursed my internet connection. you looked different. you sounded different. you laughed a...
Trigger Jokes and Trigger Warnings

Trigger Jokes and Trigger Warnings

I’d like to believe that I possess a great sense of humor and that I’m pretty accepting of other people’s sense of humor as well. However, something that I cannot, for the life of me, understand is “triggered” jokes.
Save Our Souls: A Plea from Your Local Teenage Writer

Save Our Souls: A Plea from Your Local Teenage Writer

Are you there, God? It’s me, Audrey, calling to ask if the world still cares about the arts and humanities.
ATTN: Budding SJWs

ATTN: Budding SJWs

I have lots of names and nicknames. Audrey, Aud (started by my 7th grade English teacher who insisted on only calling his students by the first syllable of their first names,) Koh, AKoh, the list goes on. One of them is SJW, short for Social Justice Warrior.
The Grey Area

The Grey Area

  I cannot deny that, as a Korean girl, I face many stereotypes about my race and gender. Such stereotypes are exacerbated by the fact that I juggle two different cultural environments; I live in a Korean neighborhood, but I go to a predominantly white private school. Thus, Koreans taunt me by calling me “whitewashed”...