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What I Learned in Middle School

What I Learned in Middle School

I found The Devil in ordinary places:
[Missing My] Water World

[Missing My] Water World

Whilst I’m writing this, hundreds of trees and cornfields are blowing past my car window and it’s so dark outside that I can barely see my keys to type (at least I’m pretty good at it). I’m heading to start a new chapter of my life in a brand new state with brand new people...
Just Like A John Green Novel

Just Like A John Green Novel

“This feels like the beginning of a teen movie.” “Huh?” “I said, ‘This feels like the beginning of a teen movie.’”
How To Be A Brooke: Being A Positive Influence

How To Be A Brooke: Being A Positive Influence

Up until a month ago, my goals for my life involved publishing a themed chapbook before the end of 2016, moving to Washington, DC, and to intern at the White House.
An Open Letter from A Mary-Sue

An Open Letter from A Mary-Sue

I want to tell you a story.
Dancing Through Life In A Pair Of Battered Stilettos

Dancing Through Life In A Pair Of Battered Stilettos

Picture this: a crowd of rowdy teenagers, fresh off an overpriced and underwhelming supper of mediocre green beans and unseasoned white fish…
Not Your Usual Manic Pixie Dream Girls: An Interview with Bandshes

Not Your Usual Manic Pixie Dream Girls: An Interview with Bandshes

  Female artists and female-led bands have always been a kryptonite for my musical taste, from the classic Tegan and Sarah to the soulful Mary Lambert and the goddess herself, Beyonce.
The Hall of Memorable Experiences

The Hall of Memorable Experiences

    Pulling the tab up on the square plastic container, I tip some of the contents out into my hands. Truth be told, I actually hate mints. I hate the way they burn the inside of my nose when I smell them; I hate when my breath smells and I have to take one...
you're the anchor

you’re the anchor

  Act 1. She recited her lines like a seasoned musician would strum their guitar. A familiar song, speaking to the audience before her in a melody known only to those with the score.
Defective Magical Girl: Channeling “Shortcomings” Like Usagi Tsukino

Defective Magical Girl: Channeling “Shortcomings” Like Usagi Tsukino

  There is nothing more ironic than a magical girl without great powers. Imagine if Sailor Moon never met Luna and never realized her true identity as a Moon Princess.