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Finding comfort in my identity

By Luis Ortiz
Chicago, IL

When I moved to the United States from Mexico, one of the things that surprised me the most was the locker rooms. 585 more words


Safe sex education protects teenagers

By Jadelyn Flores-Sierra
New Brunswick, NJ

You are only worth your virginity; once you lose it, no man will respect you,” my mother reminds me yet again. 405 more words


5 Tips for Writing Your Personal Statement

The part of the grad school application process that is most difficult for people, in my opinion, is writing personal statements. Long before I had even considered graduate school, I watched my friends struggle with their own personal statements. 477 more words

School & Education


It is a very strange thing to read my dissertation. In every page I am doubting myself, struggling with my experiences and fighting against me in both paper and up in my head. 1,002 more words

Lad Culture

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Whenever I’m having a down day it can often feel as though nothing is going right – i.e. nothing is going according to either ‘the plan’ or living up to innumerable other expectations. 280 more words

Personal Essay


The stories we tell about ourselves
hang like stars in the night sky
infinite, glowing bright,
until they wheel onward, unseen
to the other side of consciousness… 126 more words


My World of Boy Friends

Have I grabbed your attention with this flashy title?

Good. I do hope you took note of the strategic space between “boy” and “friends” because surprise surprise, I’m  1,498 more words