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Dealing with Impostor Syndrome

Most of the people who’ve saved my life don’t know it. Some were babies who have fallen asleep in my arms, keeping dark thoughts at bay. Some were artists I’ll never meet. Some were friends who inadvertently said or did just the right thing at the right moment. And I often wonder about all these… Read More »

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How to Deal With Introverts As An Extrovert

Here’s the thing: I like going out. And not going out in the “going out and getting shit-faced” sense of the word – I like being out, I like being around people, and I genuinely feel better among friends, family, and even people at the mall. I am *clears throat* an extrovert. And I know… Read More »

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My Journey with The Desire Map

Truth be told, I’m not much of a goal-setter. Don’t get me wrong: I’m ambitious as all get-out. Yes sirree, I have mighty BIG plans for myself. Plans and benchmarks and intentions, I have in spades. But when it comes to those five-year plans? Ugh. No thank you. An overwhelming sense of anxiety (and nausea)… Read More »

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That Time I Did Stand Up Comedy… Naked

You know when you’re nervous about public speaking and your friends advise you to “imagine the audience in their underwear?” Well, that’s exactly what I did when I performed stand-up recently at one of the most fear-inducing shows I’ve ever done … except in this scenario there was no “imagining” and there was no “underwear.”… Read More »

The Grown Ass Woman's Guide to Leaving A Party

The Grown-Ass Woman’s Guide to: Leaving A Party

You’re a grown-ass woman and you are fucking tired. It’s time to go home, and nothing is going to stop you. Nothing, that is, except a line at the coat area, ten well-meaning but ultimately hella-annoying friends saying “nooo stayyyyyy,” an inability to get a taxi at this time of night, or a lost cell… Read More »

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An Awkward Girl’s Guide to: Parties

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how I can give back to my people (“The Awkwards”). I, like you, feel uncomfortable in social situations 99.9% of the time. My anxiety sky-rockets, my palms sweat to a point where it feels like I’ve washed them but not fully dried them, and unfortunate things fall out… Read More »

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