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Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Afraid to Meet My Dad's New Girlfriend

By kat_rosenfieldApril 21, 2017
Dear Auntie SparkNotes, My parents are divorced, and have been for quite some time now. I don't have much of a problem with it anymore, except for the fact that my dad doesn't respect my mom. He treats her like what she has to do and ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Afraid to Meet My Dad's New Girlfriend

Auntie SparkNotes: My BFF Wants All My Attention

By kat_rosenfieldApril 20, 2017
Dear Auntie, I'm currently a senior in high school, and I just returned from a four-day long school trip with my friends. And, boy, did things take a turn for the worse. My boyfriend, let's label him B, and I have been together since eighth grade. ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My BFF Wants All My Attention

Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Crushing on My Homophobe Friend

By kat_rosenfieldApril 17, 2017
Dear Auntie, First and foremost, I'm gay. Super gay. As gay as it gets. I've known that I like girls since the tender age of eight, and I've acted on it since the (slightly less) tender age of twelve. Recently, I've developed an enormous crush on ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Crushing on My Homophobe Friend

Auntie SparkNotes: Is It Wrong to Write Cross-Culturally?

By kat_rosenfieldApril 14, 2017
Hello, Auntie! I am an aspiring author who has been writing for forever. I am also a half-white, half-Hispanic girl (who passes as white) who loves world history and international cultures, and I want to travel the world someday. Thus, some of my stories take place ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Is It Wrong to Write Cross-Culturally?

Auntie SparkNotes: Which Guy Do I Choose?

By kat_rosenfieldApril 12, 2017
Our beloved Auntie SparkNotes, I'm in a bit of a pinch and I'm not sure what I am to do. The beginning of my problems was the fact that I was broken up with the day before Valentine's day (I cried for about an hour) but ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Which Guy Do I Choose?

Auntie SparkNotes: I Want to Be Ready to Date

By kat_rosenfieldApril 10, 2017
Hi Auntie, I have been dealing with this issue for a while now. First off, I made a promise when I was younger that I wouldn't date till college. Now I'm a college freshman who wants to date, but still don't feel ready—even though I want ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Want to Be Ready to Date

The 12 Best and Worst Leaders in Fiction

By kat_rosenfieldApril 7, 2017
This post was originally published in November 2016   Our favorite works of fiction have no shortage of examples on both sides of the equation to really illuminate what a leader ought to look like. Below, we're rounding up the worst of the worst, and the best ... More  →
The 12 Best and Worst Leaders in Fiction

Auntie SparkNotes: I Hate College

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 31, 2017
Dear Auntie SparkNotes, I started college this past fall and, thanks to some accelerated courses in high school, I am considered a sophomore. Being a sophomore means that I need to decide a major ASAP so I can start taking the necessary courses. The problem, however, ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Hate College

Auntie SparkNotes: My Parents Keep Messing Up My Pronouns

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 29, 2017
Hi, Auntie, I'm a 15 year old trans guy in high school. I came out to my parents earlier last year (which was unbelievably terrifying) and they seemed okay with it at the time. Except, well, now things are a bit different. First off, when I first ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Parents Keep Messing Up My Pronouns

Auntie SparkNotes: Am I a Selfish Burden?

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 27, 2017
Dear Auntie, Some of my close friends have just told me that they are tired of hearing about my problems and that I don't listen enough. They have said that my own sadness is brought on by myself, and that I want other people to fix ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Am I a Selfish Burden?
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kat_rosenfield

Kat Rosenfield is a writer, illustrator, advice columnist, YA author, and enthusiastic licker of that plastic liner that comes inside a box of Cheez-Its. She loves zombies and cats. She hates zombie cats. Follow her on Twitter or Tumblr @katrosenfield.

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