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What I've Learned: Anger Doesn't Make You a Bad Person

Tonight’s Prompt: “Write about something you believed as a child or in your youth that turned out not to be true.” I’ve been an optimist for as long as I can remember. It’s probably accurate to say that we are all born optimists, it’s the downfalls in life that make us reconsider everything we thought... Read more »

He Who Shall Not Be Named is Elected President

I’ve been awake for the last few hours with my stomach in knots because when I went to bed at 12:30 this morning, I knew the dark lord had won the presidential election. I could tell by the chill, and the quiet, not to mention the smoky, slithery Dark Mark that could be seen outside... Read more »

Q&A with Sarah Potenza: Having a Positive Body Image When You Aren't Stick Thin

Q&A with Sarah Potenza: Having a Positive Body Image When You Aren't Stick Thin
The Voice finalist Sarah Potenza knew early on that she was different because of her size. In her new music video “Monster,” she talks about the reality of what bigger women go through and how she goes about embracing herself, just as she is. 1. Your song “Monster” is about your acceptance of not only... Read more »
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What I Wish I Would Have Had a Second Chance At

ChicagoNow’s Evening Blogapalooz-Hour Prompt: “Write about something in your life you’d like a second chance at” I feel like I should have a list in hand ready to recite the plethora of things I wish I could have a second stab at because, let’s face it, that’s the case for most people. I can’t seem... Read more »

What I wish I knew then that I know now

Today’s prompt is: “Write about something you know now that you wish you knew the.n” Gosh, I bet people see this question and are thinking that there is so much that they know now that they wish they knew then and I am right there with all of you. However, there is an all-encompassing notion... Read more »

The Life of Pride

Loads of things can be said about introverts and extroverts alike. If I look back at my childhood and even early teens, I could confidently say that I was an extrovert. I was a busy body; loads of friends, joining every sport I could in elementary school, talking on the phone on the off chance... Read more »
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How to Lose Weight When You Work From Home

How to Lose Weight When You Work From Home
During March of 2015, I transitioned over to working from home full-time. As a writer and ferocious reader, that was the best thing I could have hoped for. I bet many of you–like myself–were under the impression that there is no better job than one you can do while in your Miss Piggy and Kermit-the-frog... Read more »

Black-ish Discusses Important Issues

Black-ish Discusses Important Issues
I read an article earlier this morning on DNAinfo about how Cook County State Attorney Anita Alvarez predicts that Chicago might see 700 murders in 2016, and if that number is correct, it will be the highest since 1998 when there were 704 killings. Of course, her estimation could be wrong. But the scary thing... Read more »

Why I loved 2015

Why I loved 2015
2015 has been an interesting year but I’m pretty sure I say that about every year. It’s been a lonely year, a year of coping with major loss, a year of growing, and a year of learning. But there are two things in particular that have made this year extra special to me. The first... Read more »
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Chris Abani: On humanity

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The Blogapalooza-Hour topic for today isssssss: “Share your favorite quote (or quotes) — from a philosopher, author, comedian, politician, friend, family member, movie, whoever — and write in detail about why it resonates and has meaning for you.” “The only way for me to be human is for you to reflect my humanity back at me.”... Read more »