Love in all the wrong playlists

Cutting Room Floor

These playlists hold everything I have ever experienced, from the utter joy I felt laughing and screaming with friends on a spontaneous beach day to the churning I felt in my stomach during a fumbled kiss in the dark that I knew would be our last.
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Canvassing my queerness

Views from the Outside

She colored everything about that time of my life in golden hues of near unconditional affection. She gave me sunflowers and kissed my hands. We sang together, we harmonized. She felt right like few things ever had for me. She was a she, and that was hardly the scariest thing about her.
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Finding humanity in music

Music is the potter of my soul. Music shapes how I walk to class, write a column, sing a song, study for a test, grapple with mental health and navigate the challenges we all have to face in this world.
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Picks of the Week: Treats and tunes for the 1st week of November

On Monday, make a playlist. Pack it full of songs from Billboard’s hit chart, Spotify’s Discover Weekly and your friends’ list of favorites. Set it to play while you walk to pick up the week’s groceries or to Starbucks for your first holiday drink of the season — my choice is a classic peppermint mocha, with whipped cream, of course.
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