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THE MUSEUM CHRONICLES GOES VIRTUAL: 3 LOUVRE STORIES

If we can’t visit a museum in person, we can take a virtual tour regardless of where we are in the world. For the duration of lockdown, I’ll be moving The Museum Chronicles series in the digital space, writing stories from afar and encouraging you to immerse yourself in virtual...

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FUCK YOU, DEPRESSION.

April 7, 2020

Depression is the devil in disguise. The devil that lures you in with the false promise of comfort, of safety, of escape. Oftentimes, its friends tag along too: drug abuse, self-harm, or doing too much or too little in areas like eating, drinking, and sleeping. Slowly but surely, it...

“STAY GOLD, PONYBOY, STAY GOLD.”

  Dear Ponyboy, You’re my hero. You’re the hero of every teen who strives for a sense of belonging while shining through individuality. You’re the hero of every person who ever felt misunderstood, or underestimated, or boxed into a preconceived category just for the fuck of it. You’re the...

ISOLATION 101: MY 5-YEAR EXPERIENCE

March 25, 2020

If there’s anything I’ve learned in the past awkward years, it’s how to stay at home for days, even weeks at a time without going out (or losing my mind in the process, at least not entirely). I never thought my unhealthy lifestyle could result in useful insights for...

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GROWTH: Why My 7-year Relationship Works

March 17, 2020

Because we put in the fucking work. We don’t fight. We don’t nag. We don’t whine. We don’t get caught up in nonsense because we have shit to build together. Read that again. This is what I’ve learned about unconditional love, healthy relationships, and mutual growth throughout nearly 7 crazy years...

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FOOD ON THE TABLE

March 10, 2020

FOOD ON THE TABLE He locked his screen with a heavy sigh. Another night working overtime. Another night catching the last train. Another night without seeing his 10-year-old daughter’s angelic face before falling asleep. He loosened the collar of his wrinkled shirt and stared blankly across the platform. The...

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I DISCOVERED HIP HOP CULTURE IN OUR BREAKING & STREET DANCE COMMUNITY

March 3, 2020

Hip hop has undeniably, irrevocably, tremendously changed my life for the better. If you’re part of it in any way, I’m certain that the same goes for you. But my on-and-off rollercoaster with rap music is a mere fragment of my experience within the greater culture. And to be honest,...

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BEATRICE IN THE MIRROR

February 25, 2020

Trigger warning: eating disorders; list of resources provided at the end (warning signs, prevention, helplines) Eating Disorder Resources Warning Signs https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/warning-signs-and-symptoms/ https://nedc.com.au/support-and-services/supporting-someone/understanding-the-warning-signs/ https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/patients-families/health-matters/february-2016/eating-disorders-5-warning-signs.aspx Prevention https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/learn/general-information/prevention https://oxfordmedicine.com/view/10.1093/9780195173642.001.0001/med-9780195173642-chapter-16 https://www.waldeneatingdisorders.com/blog/3-ways-to-embody-eating-disorder-prevention/ Helplines US: https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/help-support/contact-helpline UK: https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/support-services/helplines Romania: https://aptta.ro/contacte-aptta.html Worldwide / by country: https://www.7cups.com/wiki/eating-disorders-hotlines-and-resources/   Typewriter Tales is a series of raw scans with...

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“THEY WILL NEVER TAKE YOU AWAY FROM ME.”

February 18, 2020

“NO! You cannot take my baby away from me, I will not allow it!” She clutched her newborn to her chest with all her might, refusing to let the two barbaric men convince her otherwise. Dismissing her outcries, they yanked her every limb with ruthless brutality to weaken her...

THIS IS YOUR WAKE-UP CALL.

February 11, 2020

Nobody is going to save you. Not your partner (or the dream of having one), not your family, not your friends, not even your therapist. What they can do is love, guide, and support you through your journey. And they will. And it will help. But none of them...