Archive for October 2016

Revisiting a Short Story that I Wrote in College

I realized that I enjoyed writing fiction toward the end of college. I wrote a piece for class and submitted it to my college’s literary and artistic magazine, Orpheus. I like the piece because writing it made me realize that I was passionate about storytelling. The short story has a queer theme because the main character,... Read more »

I Need a Break from the Hot Takes on Twitter

I feel as though I’m walking through a tunnel that’s lined with people and everyone is shouting news about the election at me. Instead of finding my way out, I take my time. I try to hear each piece of new information, but it overwhelms me. I keep walking, slowly, staring at all of the... Read more »

Practicing Self-Care by Listening to Podcasts

When I hear about a new podcast, I get excited. I listened to this week’s episode of Startup while I was getting ready for work and I immediately felt wide awake as the host described a new show about genealogy, Twice Removed. Several of my family members have spent a lot of time investigating our... Read more »

I Found my Diary from 2001

While I was recently cleaning out boxes of random items that I’ve accumulated over the years, I found my diary from when I was thirteen-years-old. It’s marked “private” and dated 4-26-01. I was nervous to read it, but realized it would be more entertaining than continuing to clean. It starts off moodily enough. May 6th,... Read more »

An Interview with Writer Ashley C. Ford on Mental Health

Ashley C. Ford is a writer based in Brooklyn. She has written for BuzzFeed, Elle, and The Guardian, and often shares her insight on mental health on Twitter. She has also written beautifully about her life on her 5 Things blog. What inspired you to begin writing your 5 things posts? When I started 5... Read more »

Chicago Tribune Endorses Gary Johnson Without Considering Mental Health Care

This election is exhausting. I am so ready for November 9th. Of course, that future could include a President-elect Donald Trump, which terrifies me. I agree with the Chicago Tribune’s Editorial Board that Trump is “a man not fit to be president of the United States.” I would add that both third party candidates, Gary... Read more »