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But are they, y’know, gay?

Heading West

“Bless your heart” means so much more than its literal sentiment. On the surface it means just that, a blessing — but in reality, it is often used as a way to insult a person without technically speaking ill of them. That’s common in the South; there is always more
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The author is absent

Reading life closely

This mindset creates dangerous misunderstandings about the value of literature and of the realities of mental illness.
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In translation

Reading life closely

My own culture often feels clumsily translated to my language, like a foreign novel written for an audience I cannot fully join.
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Lime green hair

How to Muslim for dummies

Nowadays, I participate in Ramadan because I look at the month as a sort of juice cleanse for the soul.
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Isabel is … chasing waterfalls

Exploring the Bay

Pushing through the low ivy-covered gate labeled with an unobtrusive “private property” sign hanging above, I found myself surrounded by tall, slim redwoods
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Signs and wonders

Heading west

Sufjan Stevens takes the aspects of Christianity that hurt me the most — an unhealthy focus on death and brokenness — and confronts them.
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