Opening up to change

Off the Beat

I had to open up to change by accepting that I am not tethered to my hometown, to the people from back then or to who I was before coming to college.
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Family is only a snap away

Off the Beat

My longing for home didn’t just fade away, but my cousin helped remind me why I came to UC Berkeley and why I had traveled so far away from my family.
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Mixed feelings

All of my mixed friends can relate in one way or another to this pressure to choose — the pressure to act or present themselves a certain way when with certain groups or this general sense of nonbelonging. 
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Hatching out

Launching into Limbo

But the eggs I made this past Tuesday were different. These ones were special, part of the first meal I cooked in my new apartment here in Berkeley. 
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Bedroom bonanza

Launching into Limbo

After spending the summer back in my childhood bedroom, the walls of my new apartment in Berkeley will seem uncharacteristically, almost blindingly white.
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