Someone in my family is trying to start his or her own small business. I know many people are trying to do the same, but this person is committed to creating a company that would help the surrounding community by employing people who are in need of work who may not be able to find … Continue reading please help me help someone i love
I've written about this before. I'm taking a creative nonfiction class, and this was a writing assignment for that. I recycled some bits and pieces from past posts, as you may notice. I figured I'd post anyway. Art by Cristen Craven Barnard Having been born in Mississippi, one might assume that my sense of belonging … Continue reading finding home, again
First off, I want to say that opinions about this of course vary widely and that my take on this probably shouldn't be the one you listen to. I will give you my opinion though, having loved and lost a lot -- both romantically and platonically -- in my short life. To put it simply, … Continue reading is it wrong to pursue your friend’s ex?
I can't believe I've found someone who is patient enough, gentle enough, empathetic enough, and brave enough to stand by my side for eight whole months. I know saying that someone "feels like home" has become somewhat of a cliché, but I understand that phrase when it comes to this human. He is way too … Continue reading a human for whom i am very grateful
"This is your dog," my mom said, emphatically shoving a phone in my face that presented a picture of the scraggliest, oddest-looking kangaroo/deer creature I had ever seen. I'm not sure what caused me to pick up the phone -- whether it were desperation after having searched for a dog to adopt for months, plain … Continue reading the dog who rescued me
This is a question I've found myself asking myself a number of times in my life, whether it be concerning a romantic or platonic relationship. Everyone will find his or herself in this position at least once in life, but I think I've been there so many times because I was very fake for a … Continue reading is it a toxic relationship or are we just in a rough patch?
When I first read this question posed to me by a reader, I laughed aloud because the truth is...I was the f-boy's biggest fan until fairly recently in my life. The question posed to me was this -- how do we distinguish between boys and men? Between the frat bros who won't even order you … Continue reading frat boys vs men: the real difference between them and how to steer clear of toxic relationships
I've been down recently. I feel homesick and hollow and generally out-of-sorts, and the most troubling part is that I don't know why. Typically when I'm in these ruts I like to write, but instead of evaluating and analyzing a problem that most likely stems solely from sunlight deprivation and general February blues, I'm going … Continue reading my humans: the ladies fscm
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Being a nineteen-year-old girl is not easy. We face rejection and comparison to others every time we step foot out of the door because we are facets in a culture that is entirely obsessed with us. I can handle the physical comparisons and the double standards. What I'm having a hard time mastering, however, is … Continue reading break ups
I bought this book of a dead college girl's essays and short stories in the airport last summer heading back from orientation, and this quote has stuck with me. I've been thinking about it a lot recently. I looked it up to make sure I got it right. This it it: "But as I watched … Continue reading this quote i’ve been thinking about