“No one had ever told me that they loved my disability before.”
Michelle Obama helps Yara Shahidi with college apps, Frank Ocean drops a new single, & more.
Conspiracy theories, the definition of a millennial, and feeling too young.
Fixing the fractured things.
I dreamed of a world outside the band room walls.
Taking up public space.
Finals, graduation party invites, and sleeplessness.
Mixed feelings about college applications, yesterday’s parties, and the whole entire internet.
When friends let you down, an ode to Kelis, and Halloween excitement.
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