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Writing into a revolution

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I watched my family’s home turn into chaos on a television screen as I sat almost 8,000 miles away in California. Swarms of protesters were marching through the streets of Cairo to demand an end to then-president Hosni Mubarak’s rule. I was shocked and didn’t know what to make of
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Lovelytheband opens up at Rickshaw Stop

Just before lovelytheband played “broken,” its biggest radio hit, Collins talked about the stigma of mental health and emphasized that his lyrics are more than a record of his emotions: They say that it’s OK to feel those feelings. No one is alone in feeling them — not him, not anyone listening to his music.
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I hope you never read this

Off The Beat

When I opened my inbox to a thank-you email from a reader two years ago, I paused. It was significant for two reasons. First, it told me the thoughts I had expressed were valid. Second, it convinced me I needed to write.
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