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Auntie SparkNotes: My Grandma Slut-Shamed My Cosplay

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 14, 2018
Hi Auntie, I've been cosplaying for Halloween since I was 16 (and going to anime conventions since I was 19), and every time I pick a character to cosplay, I strive to make my costume look as accurate as possible. This year, I cosplayed my favorite ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Grandma Slut-Shamed My Cosplay

Auntie SparkNotes: I'm So Bored with My Long-Distance Boyfriend

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 7, 2018
Dear Auntie, I feel very stuck right now. You see, my long-term boyfriend (we'll call him Dean) and I are in a long-distance relationship because we're going to different schools. I won't go into too much detail, but our conversations have become so predictable and boring. ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm So Bored with My Long-Distance Boyfriend

Auntie SparkNotes: I Hate the Opinionated Girl in My Writing Class

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 31, 2018
Dear Auntie, I'm a senior at college taking a creative writing class. We do lots of fun things like analyse short stories and critique each other's work; we have a great teacher and a great group going on. Except for this one girl. She is super annoying, ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Hate the Opinionated Girl in My Writing Class

Auntie SparkNotes: My Boyfriend's Parents Bad-Mouthed Me

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 25, 2018
Dear Auntie, My boyfriend, “Zach,” and I have been together about a year; we go to the same college. This past May, I spent two weeks traveling Europe with an internet friend of mine who lives overseas, and it was great. Zach was home with his ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Boyfriend's Parents Bad-Mouthed Me

Auntie SparkNotes: Halloween Triggers My Anxiety

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 17, 2018
Dear Auntie, My anxiety has many triggers, several of which might be perceived as silly or inconsequential by those who haven’t experienced it. For example, being imitated—even if it’s just in a light-hearted game of charades—can send me into a full-blown panic attack. So can repetitive ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Halloween Triggers My Anxiety

Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Hiding My Fiancé from My Racist Parents

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 10, 2018
Hi Auntie SparkNotes, After I graduated college, I went to serve in the Peace Corps. In one of the villages I lived in, I met the most wonderful guy ever. He is truly a gift from above and just the most kind, remarkable person. I could ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Hiding My Fiancé from My Racist Parents

Auntie SparkNotes: Have I Lost My Sense of Empathy?

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 3, 2018
Dear Auntie, I have this... interesting dilemma. For years, I've been plagued by feelings of self-doubt, insecurity, and inadequacy. This isn't surprising: I'm an overweight teenage ballerina with a sprinkling of friends and an eye condition. Your typical bad-high-school-movie-bullying-victim. My parents, who also struggle with their ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Have I Lost My Sense of Empathy?

Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Share Bad News Without Making It Weird?

By kat_rosenfieldSeptember 26, 2018
Dear Auntie, I’m a sophomore in college and things are going pretty well. I have some friends, but none that I’m really close to, since I take a long time to be comfortable around new people. But that’s not the problem. Here comes the bummer part: ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Share Bad News Without Making It Weird?

Auntie SparkNotes: My BFF Saw *Our* Movie Without Me

By kat_rosenfieldSeptember 19, 2018
Dear Auntie, Me and my best friend were going to see the movie Eighth Grade from the moment we knew it existed. We didn't talk about it super frequently, but we did mention more than a few times that we were really hype for when it ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My BFF Saw *Our* Movie Without Me

Auntie SparkNotes: She Dumped Me, Then Said We Were Never Dating

By kat_rosenfieldSeptember 12, 2018
Hey Sparklers! We're sorry that we haven't posted the Auntie column in a few weeks; when the site redesign launched, it caused a glitch that prevented us from uploading pix and publishing new content! But our tech wizards figured out a solution, so things should go ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: She Dumped Me, Then Said We Were Never Dating