“You have to dust the haters off of you.”
Going to a college where I knew almost no one was a relief.
The writer and activist on mansplainers, anxiety, and secret Buddhism.
The internet is responsible for some of my best friendships—and the most toxic ones.
How to fight the self-saboteur in your head.
Blah blah blah blah blah blah, Magic Mike.
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