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Ruth Lewis
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Trying to see the World Differently
“I am not some misunderstood mutant from a comic book or a
horror movie, although some have treated me as such. I am simply able to see
any issue from both sides. Sometimes I flatter myself that this is a talent,
and although it is admittedly one of a minor...

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The Difference Between Hate and Not Knowing
I always thought of myself as being pretty knowledgeable,
and very very accepting when it came
to transgender people. Ten years ago I read a book called “Gender Outlaw” by Kate Bornstein, who is a prominent writer and advocate in gender
theory. Around the s...

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(Probably Bad) Relationship/Dating/Being Single Advice
"We're not here for love. We're here to laugh at your pain."                                                                    -Chelsea Peretti I've always wanted to write about dating and relationships, but it always seemed a bit too much like airing my d...

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“When you’re ready to wake up, you’re going to wake up”                                                 -Alan Watts On my birthday last year, I posted a photo of myself in a sports bra and gym shorts proudly declaring that I had reached my goal of being in ...

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It's ok to not be Happy
Sometimes I think that happiness is overrated. I mean, happiness is great, when you can find it. But it's not the only valid or fulfilling emotion that humans feel. We have a whole range. And yet, we've put this premium on happiness, to the point that we ca...

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Thank you, Lauryn Hill
For a really long time, I was able to live with the belief that racism against black people was largely a problem of the past. I was raised by two educated, socially conscious people who made a point to teach me about slavery, and the civil rights movement,...

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The Internet has made me Stupid and Lazy
I used to feel smart. Actually, I used to feel like my intelligence was the best thing about me. I have never felt awesome about how I look, and I've never really felt like I fit in or felt cool with other people. But I managed to maintain a decent level of...

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Writing, Part 1
Last month I found myself in a pretty dark place after laying in bed for too long re-watching Bojack Horseman and scrolling through the Facebook page "Nihilist Memes". If you are familiar with either one of those things you might be able to imagine the type...

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The Matrix and The Moon
It's been a long time since I've written anything here. I've wanted to, many times. But for months, something was blocking me. I didn't create this blog with a specific theme in mind. But it ended up leaning heavily towards being a makeup blog. Makeup is so...

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Basic Cookie Dough Recipe
Ok well I know I said I wanted to start talking about more hard hitting issues. And hey, maybe if we wanted to get real academic we could have some sort of political debate about the cultural significance of a young woman baking cookies in the 21st century....
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