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Auntie SparkNotes: I Joined the Alt-Right 'Cause I'm Mad at My Ex

By kat_rosenfieldMay 24, 2017
Dear Auntie, I'm a 19-year-old college student with a bone to pick with the millennial sex life. Or the millennial political environment. Or really anything my professors tell me I'm supposed to like. The last girl I dated was an ardent feminist, which I also followed along ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Joined the Alt-Right 'Cause I'm Mad at My Ex

Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Distance Myself from My Needy Sorta-Boyfriend?

By kat_rosenfieldMay 22, 2017
Hi Auntie SparkNotes! 1. How can I help a trans friend who struggles with dysphoria and depression, whose parents refuse to allow them to go to therapy? 2. More importantly, how can I do this from a distance, because this "friend" is actually more of a ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Distance Myself from My Needy Sorta-Boyfriend?

Auntie SparkNotes: What's the Big Deal with Forgiveness?

By kat_rosenfieldMay 19, 2017
Dear Auntie SparkNotes, I am, as the kids say, suffering. I'm in a really complicated situation with one of my best friends and my dad right now and I could really use some unbiased, third-party advice. My dad is a selfish person and emotionally abusive. He's forced ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: What's the Big Deal with Forgiveness?

Auntie SparkNotes: Am I a Sheeple?

By kat_rosenfieldMay 17, 2017
Dear Auntie, It's been dawning on me lately that I might be easily persuaded into things with hardly any critical thought, even though I'm already twenty years old. Not sure if this is the case, though, so I wanted to ask you for advice. Let me ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Am I a Sheeple?

Auntie SparkNotes: My Mom Doesn't Care About My Grades

By kat_rosenfieldMay 16, 2017
Hey Auntie! I'm a current Freshman at the college of my dreams. I'm having a pretty great time and my grades are actually really good after my first year; I have a 3.3 GPA! But here's where the problem comes in... I went to private schools my ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Mom Doesn't Care About My Grades

Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Interested in Dead Things

By kat_rosenfieldMay 13, 2017
Auntie SparkNotes: I live in a rural part of the Golden State, engulfed by what could be described as a modern-day view of The Grapes of Wrath's setting (Auntie Steinbeck would be pleased), blended with the conservative views you'd see in a typical gospel-type story. ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Interested in Dead Things

Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Motivate My Brother?

By kat_rosenfieldMay 10, 2017
Dear Auntie, I need some advice as to how to motivate my brother. He is 21 years old and three years older than me. So he went to college his freshman year and half of his sophomore year and during his sophomore year he stopped ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Motivate My Brother?

Auntie SparkNotes: My Family Disapproves of My 'Trashy' Crush

By kat_rosenfieldMay 8, 2017
Hi Auntie, Just, first off, I’ve never had a boyfriend. Never been kissed, asked out, or anything like that. My parents expect me to find a nice, decent boy, with good grades and a nice family background and such. I made a pact with my sister ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Family Disapproves of My 'Trashy' Crush

Auntie SparkNotes: How Do I Convince My Boyfriend He's Gay?

By kat_rosenfieldMay 5, 2017
Dear Auntie, I have recently accepted that I'm bisexual. It's not something I feel the need to come out about because I am happy with my boyfriend and frankly don't feel that who does or doesn't turn me on is anybody's business. Nonetheless, it took ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Do I Convince My Boyfriend He's Gay?

Auntie SparkNotes: My BF Dumped Me Because He's Not Over His Ex

By kat_rosenfieldMay 4, 2017
Dear Auntie, I'm honestly super confused about what to do/feel right now. I got into my first relationship last May. For the first six months or so, everything felt perfect, and I felt great about life, since things were also progressing professionally for me (I'm ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My BF Dumped Me Because He's Not Over His Ex
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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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