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Most likely, you’re a lot like me in that you hadn’t really expected to see the name of Martin Shkreli trending on Twitter in 2020. And, perhaps, also like me, you really didn’t want to see it either. Maybe you also have family and friends who were affected by drug…


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Anyone who listens to Lizzo’s music or follows her social media channels knows that she marches to the beat of her own drum. For some, when Lizzo arrived on the scene, it was shocking. A big girl twerking in a thong dress at a Lakers’ game? …


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Every night, for the past eight months, death has crossed my mind. As someone who is not religious, my brain has been going into overdrive, trying to figure out what comes next. Is it reincarnation? A heaven or hell? Different layers of purgatory? Or is it just nothing?

Some nights…


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After four years of my friend mocking Donald Trump and calling him an embarrassment to the Republican party, I started to notice a strange shift. Though I tried to stay off of social media throughout much of the election cycle, I found myself on Twitter a few days before the…


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I think it stems from being homesick. Being across the country away from almost everyone I love thanks to this pandemic, it’s hard not to be. I can’t go home and I don’t know when I will be able to again. So home seeps into my dreams a lot.

In…


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We were warned that quarantine would bring about a generation of “quarantine babies.” Although we really ended up seeing higher divorce rates than higher baby rates, we would all be hard-pressed to go a day without hearing about a celebrity baby.

GiGi Hadid and Zayn Malik, Orlando Bloom and Katy…


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Many of us hadn’t experienced it personally, but we heard the whispers. When sexual assault and sexual harassment happened at Emerson College, there was little to be done. Sure, you could report it, but why? When you already knew nothing would happen aside from your own harassment, why would you…


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It’s impossible to escape this election. Everywhere you look is another reminder we’re up shit’s creek without a paddle. I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t like either candidate. …


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Let’s start with this right off the bat: no one’s story of abuse should ever be downplayed. If you suffered abuse at the hands of anyone, you deserve to be heard. …


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At the age of 7, I was a Girl Scout, like a lot of 7-year-olds. My troop leader was also my soccer coach, basketball coach, and softball coach. In retrospect, I guess it was a pretty small town.

It was around the 4th of July and we were making a…

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