I am an adult, technically, but I don’t know how to compromise, iron my pants, or do my taxes— usually I just staple a bunch of papers together, put them in an envelope, and throw it into the sea.
I’m sure William Shakespeare knew all the... More →
I don’t necessarily BLAME Shakespeare for deciding to be born some 400 years before the advent of the Internet, thereby robbing us all of the chance to see Hamlet tweet, but… well, okay, I do blame him a little. Hamlet’s a pretty good story, but it needs a little some More →
Dystopian novels ask us not to see the world as it is, but as it COULD be (you know, if things were just a little bit worse, and if everyone was constantly wearing beige and riding trains to nowhere).
Now, depending on your life choices, you may have already stumbled upon o More →
When I applied to Princeton and Columbia, I wasn't sure whether or not I would make the cut (since there was no way I was going to get through this post without a #humblebrag, I'll say that I ended up getting accepted to both). My competition included students who'd attended More →
There’s no feeling quite like the feeling you get when your teacher slaps a short story down in front of you in the middle of October. It’s an ominous feeling. A feeling of dread. I don’t know what it is about teachers, but they love short stories that are equal parts More →
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 →