Real Life

That Set Killed: Addiction and Depression in the Comedy Industry

August 13, 2014

It was with great sadness, nostalgia, and horror Monday that the world discovered Robin Williams was dead from apparent suicide.  Williams touched so many lives, and was such an overwhelming presence that nearly everybody had a story to tell.  Underneath the sadness, nostalgia, and horror, though, was a pervasive sentiment of shock and confusion.  How […]

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All The Stolen Things

August 8, 2014

Dear sweet, stupid, naive 16 year old girl, Right about now you are starting something that will follow you for the rest of your life. It will make you cringe, be sick to your stomach, and cause you more anxiety than you know. This is the pivotal moment when your whole childhood is wrecked. It […]

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Dear Scared Girl…

August 6, 2014

I am not going to lie to you; the next ten years of your life will the the hardest years of your life. You will be beaten down, challenged, tossed around, stomped on and at times it will hurt so much that you will do nearly anything to get the pain to end, to make […]

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The Reality of Photoshop

February 16, 2014

We live in a society that is becoming increasing vocal and distrustful about the images we see. I’m so proud of us.

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The Voice of the Teenage Girl

June 5, 2013

It’s sometimes easy to write off teenage girls with antiquated cliche. Girls who lose their minds at One Direction concerts, post millions of selfies on Instagram, girls who attack twitter users in the name of Justin Beiber. I mean, look who we see representing them in the news and online? MTV reality show stars? That […]

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Females Just As Mathematically Capable As Males

March 25, 2013

When I was in junior high, my class was asked to write a paper analyzing the results of research we conducted independently. As 12-year-olds, our research wasn’t methodologically correct, but that wasn’t the point. We were supposed to get interested in a phenomenon and study it as best we could from start to finish. Budding […]

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The F Word

February 25, 2013

You know, feminist. In my head I like to call myself a feminist. I am a strong woman with a very particular set of beliefs regarding women in society. I think a societal patriarchy has no place in the modern world. I think there should be no expectations as to what young girls and boys […]

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That Time I Walked Into Planned Parenthood On A Friday

February 13, 2013

Sometimes I get so annoyed with my sisters. They just don’t know what it’s like. You see, they are both members of the group of kids who got to stay on their parent’s insurance long after the people of my age group were unceremoniously dumped. I was just 20 years old when I was forced […]

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Changing the Conversation About Sexual Assault

December 27, 2012

At this time 10 years ago I was almost finished with my first semester of my freshman year of college. During the first week we were there, all freshman were required to attend a sexual assault orientation. The first portion was a lot of statistics about rape and college students and information about where to […]

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Give A Little Bit: Charities Online We Support

December 26, 2012

In this season of giving and receiving, you might be left feeling like you could or should do a little more for others who might not be as lucky as you. We thought we’d share some of our favorite charities and causes that would be more than worthy of any donation you can give.

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