Scholarly and shapely

In My Size

When I finally get to hold a diploma in my hand, I will think back to the day that I almost denied myself a chance to graduate from UC Berkeley because of my curves. My body is an empowering part of me, which I embrace with confidence, but it will never define my success!
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I don’t believe in unicorns

Mommy Issues

In high school, I was a rebel. I ditched class, roamed around at night, ignored my parents’ calls. I drank, I smoked, I took the family car out for joy rides — I did it all. In the quiet suburban neighborhood I grew up in, my behavior was notably frowned
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From red lips to pacifiers

Mommy Issues

Somewhere along the path of becoming a mom, I completely and utterly gave up on my appearance. But I gradually realized that this didn’t mean I had given up on investing in myself — far from it. Instead, I’ve changed the attributes that define me.
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Dropping out

Off the Beat

Spending time with yourself can teach you a lot about your interactions with others. After a cathartic and solitary summer, I’ve decided to check my priorities during this fall semester.
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