A few good friends

Transfer Talks

My first year at UC Berkeley has given me the impression that making friends here isn’t as easy as it was in community college. Just living in the vicinity of other students did not mean I was going to have friends.
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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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