Before I wanted to be a writer, and before I wanted to be an opera singer, I fantasized about becoming a ballet dancer.
Don’t write off an artist just because they aren’t part of your own age demographic; they just might be saying the things you’ll wish you’d paid attention to when you reach their point in life.
It’s a cliche, but kids are our future, and their education is one of the most important investments we can make today.
Pulp fiction is not, perhaps, the most intellectual genre of literature, but I loved it nonetheless.
Like many, I spent most of the last two weeks keeping up with the Winter Olympics. I am by no means a competitive sports fan; in fact, I didn’t even know what luge or skeleton were until last week. Nevertheless, I feel some sort of camaraderie with the American athletes who competed in PyeongChang. In […]
No matter how difficult it became, every time I was ready to quit, I found myself pulled back.
I remember I was in fifth grade when I decided to stop saying the Pledge of Allegiance. Maybe the words lost their meaning after I’d been rotely reciting them every morning for nearly six years. Maybe it was due in part to the hyper-visibility I felt every time someone asked where I was from, despite […]
The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows defines “sonder” as “the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own.” The podcast Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People, aka Beautiful/Anonymous, captures this feeling well. The premise of the show is that the host, comedian Chris Gethard, takes a call from a […]
Looking back, the songs that held the most meaning for me were tied to phases of my life.
Let’s get one thing straight: Lolita is not actually a love story.