Reflections on my first year of high school.
In the U.S., gun ownership has become central to people’s identities. So, too, has student activism.
On shedding a previous life experience, unlearning, and relearning.
“I need to find the spaces, internally and externally, where I can just be.”
Reflecting on the power and challenges of sensitivity.
Thoughtful advice from the writer.
College won’t end our friendships.
“Things aren’t bad. They just haven’t become great fast enough.”
I can do this!
“You have to dust the haters off of you.”
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