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Girl in Automotive School: Injury Edition

Last week, someone got hurt in class.

He spent half an hour lying on the floor, whimpering into silence.

No, it wasn’t some horrific accident like the kind my parents worry about happening to me — no hands were caught between engine pulleys or transmission gears and ground into a bloody pulp. 1,123 more words

GoFundMe Posts

Open Letter to A[nother] Friend (or, “A Series of Deeply Awkward Events”)

I debated for a bit whether I wanted to post this on a public blog rather than just on Facebook, but decided that it was a sufficiently detailed and nuanced portrait of friendship that I would like to have it out there. 2,863 more words

Relationships

On Breakups and Suicide.

I spent most of one lunch period this week coaching a classmate on how to break up with his girlfriend.

Why did I do this? Why didn’t I attempt to use my considerable persuasive powers to mend this five-month relationship and convince him to work it out? 570 more words

Relationships

#ThrowbackThursday -- "Heavy"

I’ve been feeling a bit down on myself and my body recently (I’ve been sick for a couple of weeks; nothing serious, just a cough and a cold and general ickyness), and this felt like an appropriate Throwback Thursday post. 2,433 more words

Sexism

#ThrowbackThursday -- Flirt

This piece was originally posted as a Facebook note on July 13, 2011.

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Something I realized about myself today that somehow escaped my notice until now: I am a flirt. 610 more words

Relationships

#ThrowbackThursday -- Clothes (or “Sluttiness Is Relative”)

In an effort to slowly migrate much of my writing from Facebook to the wider web, I’m going to be digging up an old post every Thursday and reposting it here for your amusement. 1,570 more words

Feminism

[Facebook notes] Đạo Phật

Con theo đạo Phật. Từ khi nhỏ xíu, con đã nhớ như in dòng sơ yếu lý lịch của mình: “Tôn giáo: Phật” dù lúc ấy con cũng chỉ hiểu mang máng đó là gì. 642 more words

12 Years A Student