Writing

Essays

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White Women: Stop Hating Yourselves

November 15, 2016

“We aren’t like those sluts in their miniskirts. Therefore we can be taken seriously. We can be the exception. We can be “one of the guys,” and by one of the guys, I mean we can be a person.”

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Privilege Glasses

January 7, 2016

Only after years of watching friends suffer casual discrimination did I come to understand what the word “privilege” really meant.

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Learning To Be Loud

March 31, 2015

“I never raised my hand. I only spoke when spoken to. It seemed better to be silent, unheard, unseen, than to risk saying something dumb.”

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Homeward Bound: The New Post-Graduation Destination

August 21, 2014

“All throughout college, it had been suggested, implied, or outright stated that only the inept kids moved home after graduation.”

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Book Reviews

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Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley

October 12, 2014

A stirring portrayal of the fight for integration in the late 1950s and the toll it took on the high school students responsible for taking those first steps.

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The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine

July 29, 2014

As sharp, sophisticated and refreshing as a flute of champagne, Genevieve Valentine’s “The Girls at the Kingfisher Club” will make you want to strap on dancing shoes and find an all-night speakeasy to call your own.

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Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

May 7, 2014

Ann Leckie’s Nebula Award-winning debut novel, “Ancillary Justice,” is everything a science fiction novel should be. The best sci-fi deals not just with scientific and technological innovations but with literary innovations.

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The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

September 29, 2013

“The Bone Season,” the first installment in Samantha Shannon’s ambitious and imaginative seven-book series, contains great ingredients, but the resulting soup is less than satisfying. It would have benefited from a vigorous session with a red pen.

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