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Annalise: A friend of surrealist scenes

At This Point

All you can really do is sit in the darkness of her room, comb through her hair with your hands and hope that the Frida Kahlo cross on her wall that’s dangling from a thumbtack doesn’t come crashing down.
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Annalise: A hapa

At This Point

Every time I introduce myself, I hand over this thick Japanese last name, but I can’t help but feel like it’s a misnomer for my actual racial background.
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Annalise: A Newport girl

At This Point

Much of my childhood had looked like those exuberant Rococo era paintings from the 18th century, but replace the hoop skirts and powdered wigs with lululemon leggings and “natural” blondes.
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Annalise: A hypocrite

At This Point

Even though I have stopped writing, the inkjet-printed Barbara Kruger piece that I keep pinned on my bulletin board reminds me of the voice that I once had.
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Grow up already (or don’t)

It was cool at the time

Growing up is about falling deeply, passionately in love with a dream and then changing your mind about it a year later. You’re ever-evolving.
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Unhinged sex goon

It was cool at the time

Somehow, for every five BuzzFeed quiz results that are comically off, there will be one result that fits you a little too well.
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Follow the fairies

Arts Abroad

We chased the fairies as they skipped and danced across Trinity College’s campus, and eventually they led us to a small glade, where they had set up a makeshift stage.
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Can I get a word?

It was cool at the time

If you’ve ever had to talk to me for more than 10 seconds, I’ve probably mentioned that I’m on an improv comedy team.
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