high school

6 things that I think might happen at my high school reuinion

6 things that I think might happen at my high school reuinion

1. I won’t know anyone there. Maybe this is a real worry for some people, but my graduating class was 94 people, and I most of us were in school together since first grade. Still, I picture myself walking into a room full of strangers. 2. I will immediately revert to my high school self. I’ll immediately forget five(…)

things i have posted in my high school alumni facebook group vs. reality

things i have posted in my high school alumni facebook group vs. reality

Every few months, the “class coordinators” for my alma mater, a K-12 private school outside Washington DC, ask all of us for updates on our lives that they can put in the alumni magazine. And so every few months, we ask ourselves, “How can I make myself sound happiest and most successful without lying outright?”(…)

america’s sex ed supports rape culture

america’s sex ed supports rape culture

Hey! So this semester I have a weekly column on sex and gender issues at the Brown Political Review. This post originally appeared over there. For more badass political knowledge, check out BPR! Sex-ed in America is far from perfect. It varies widely from state to state (and even school to school), but at worst it can shame(…)

come on, skinny love: body shaming goes both ways

come on, skinny love: body shaming goes both ways

CW: Self-harm, body shaming, body image issues, etc. This is a guest post. So here’s how it is: Over the past few months I’ve been seeing a lot of people actively campaigning against fat-shaming, which is awesome. You know, it’s not like everyone who is “overweight” or “pudgy” can control their weight. Sometimes it’s genetic;(…)

i [heart] my major: journalism

i [heart] my major: journalism

This is the sixth post in That Girl Magazine’s revived I [heart] my Major series! Do you have deep and unreasonable affection for your chosen course of study? Would you like to encourage younger folks to follow in your fantastic footsteps? Contact That Girl Magazine using my contact form, or contact me on facebook. I became a journalism major(…)

it’s link thursday!

it’s link thursday!

It’s a new school year, so maybe you’re thinking about finding a new birth control method. I mean, maybe you’re not. I don’t know. That was a pretty awkward segue. Anyways, there’s this cool website that has all the information, and it will give recommendations based on what your priorities are. It’s pretty rad. Speaking(…)

dear incoming freshmen

dear incoming freshmen

Welcome to Brown, y’all. You’ve officially walked through the Van Wickle gates and you’re a college kid now. You’re slightly nervous and you’re highly intimidated by all the cool seniors (e.g. yours truly), but you seem to be having a good time so far. Wish you had a little more knowledge? Here are some things(…)