Hazel Cills is a writer and student based in NYC. She’s written for Paper, Oyster, Nylon, and more. You can find her at hazelcills.com.
I wish someone had told me when I was 13 that it was OK to be a monster.
Weathering the storm.
Movies and shows that question what you (think you) know.
“I’m thinking in country.”
A girl discusses what happened when her nude photo leaked. (Spoiler: She lived to tell the tale.)
The kickass app developer making life hard for online bullies.
Tips from a seasoned trickster.
Advice on heavy-duty SPF, hand cream, and curly hair.
Albums that kick up a fuss.
The ways we keep track of the important business of our LIVES.
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