It’s everything

It’s a Chronic Thing

These four words slip past my lips with ease like a reflexive defense mechanism. Attempting to summarize years of anguish to a person I’ve just met meant protecting them as much as myself.
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Things YOU didn’t say

Things I Didn't Say

Whether it be pride, or shyness or forgetfulness — or maybe just feeling like there’s no need — giving out compliments can feel harder than it needs to be.
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Do the goggles stay on?

Sex on Tuesday

I don’t ever want to be reduced to how I look — sex just an excuse to see me with my top off, feelings nonexistent and dependent on how often I put out.
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Just getting started

College Core

Here’s to the first ring on the tree trunk, onto the next three; and to freshman year — may sophomore, junior and senior year be each better than the last.
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I’m afraid I don’t know

Things I Didn't Say

Looking at everything through a metaphoric lens allows me to capture it all within a narrower frame — one that’s easier to digest and given specific intention. There’s a reason for each scene which contributes to a timeline that has an end.
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The gender gap

Sex on Tuesday

I walk a thin line between approval and being tokenized: the feminine “bi” girl, an ideal threesome candidate and sexual experiment.
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Icebreaking internationally

College Core

With the advent of college and amid the stomach-dropping realization that I was suddenly “on my own,” I had come to the realization that I needed to make a new community.
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