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Not at your service

I can’t remember the exact day I was first told to smile when I worked as a customer service representative in a pizzeria, but it quickly became routine. Throughout my job, I continued to deal with male customers who were disturbed by my naturally stoic resting face. They confused my natural facial expression with the idea that I am angry or upset.
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A picture-imperfect holiday

My holiday season always begins the same way — I sit impatiently in an almost-empty BART train car hurtling itself away from the chaotic streets of Downtown Berkeley to the sleepy suburbs of the South Bay. Phone in hand, I scroll absentmindedly through my Instagram feed, sifting through perfectly filtered
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