Tag Archives: young adulthood

On Work and Wages

One day when I was bored in class, I decided to count all the jobs I’ve had since I first started working — from when I was 18. I counted anything that required me fill out paperwork — from being … Continue reading

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What I Learned as a Part-Time Francophone Student & Documentary Filmmaker in Europe

This was written for my post-travel presentation for my Explore the World scholarship with Hosteling International – USA. 1. A lot of things are more efficient, but a lot of things are also inaccessible. No wheelchair ramp here. Anti-homeless spikes, … Continue reading

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SUNDAY LUNCH AT A THAI RESTAURANT

It started with another mention of Dad, the C in Chemistry you didn’t know about, or the friendly next-door Honduran neighbors that just moved in, that you told me not to trust. My hand gripping green plastic chopsticks, your soup … Continue reading

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POST-TRAUMATIC TRISTESSE

11/22/2012 I used to love hugs. As girls, we would plaster our flat chests together tightly, like magnets, after band competitions inhaling the scent of each other’s armpit sweat mixed with suntan lotion. Today, when Penelope pulls me in after … Continue reading

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