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I can’t bear
To draw self-portraits of myself.
I don’t trust mirrors
And I don’t trust my eyes.

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My Mother, Her Daughter

I hated my mother for a long time. And right now, I cringe at the sight of those words on a page because I have never uttered them out loud, much less to another person.

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The Indelible and Invisible 

Aethiopia, Abyssinia, Askum, Kush
All names thrown around by history books, by scholars 
Attempting to intellectualize, rationalize, standardize 
the place my parents call home 

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3 Women, 3 Styles

3 interviews with UVA students to compare how they approach personal style 


My Drag Queen Superhero: An Interview with Amy L’Amour

I never thought I’d be able to say that I became best friends with a Scottish drag queen after winning a dance contest that had me death-dropping onto a sticky floor in a basement bar in Edinburgh. Enter Amy L’Amour.

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The Age of Exploration: One Indie Girl’s College Metamorphosis

When I was in high school, I looked very different. I had short, manic-pixie-dream-girl-esq hair after cutting my long, blonde waves to a bob in the middle of my sophomore year.

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Woman Enough?

I have been wondering, lately, about my womanhood. It is not that I question the existence of the identity — I know I am a woman, and thank the universe every day that I was fortunate enough to be born in the right body. I embrace my “femininity” and feel the pain that comes with it. This much, I have a hold on.

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Childhood Continuing: Reflecting on My Love for My Little Pony

Some of my earliest memories involve the My Little Pony franchise,

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Talking Trans at UVA

An interview with transgender students at UVA


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Miss Twenty-Something

Lately, I can’t help but ask myself: am I old or just getting older?