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    You Are Not Meant To Grow Alone

    My heart is malleable. It has been impressed and stamped upon with lessons that were not intended to be taught and epiphanies that were not expected to be sought. As people have come and go, there have been those who have touched it, their handprints visible on my soil-composed heart. There are others whose hand prints have faded away, the winds of time passing to make their mark less apparent. ...

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    ‘You Are Not Like Most [Fill In The Blank]’

    When these words leave your lips, understand that you have opted for rigid boxes over spectrums and swimming pools over oceans. When your tongue dances to the syncopation of this statement you have spoken, you'll probably smile, fully believing that these words are meant to be some sort of compliment to the receiving ear. ...

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    If I Am Completely Honest…

    My top 3 best frenemies are an audience, my alarm clock, and the "publish" button that brings this blog to life. One of these things insures that I have adequate time to live out my purpose. The others are two of a number of mediums with which I do so....

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    ‘Grow A Pair.’ Of What Exactly?

    [I]n the fall semester of 2013, I signed up to take the Vertebrate Biology course offered at my school for two reasons: one being that I would get to dissect a shark and the other being that I would get observe a human cadaver. The latter definitely serves as a highlight of the career of any life science undergraduate student and so when the day came, I was most definitely excited. But when I finally saw it (or her, actually) with my own eyes, my classmate beside me was compelled to pat my shoul...

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    Let’s Talk About ‘Dark Girls’

    When you’re a dark-skinned, black 20-something living your life in America, you really don’t expect to see or hear your narrative being told by mainstream media. You hardly see the normal, everyday life of a dark-skinned black woman being depicted in the media we consume, a truth that helps to reinforce the close-minded perception we have of them when they’re encountered in public spaces. ...

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    Your Singleness is Not a Disease

    For the past four years, biochemistry has been my boo thing, my love, my one and only. That major was one needy piece of work and two days ago, I decided to call it quits. Now, mind you, it was an open relationship so if I wanted to be in a serious thing with someone else, it was allowed....

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    An Attempt To Process My University Graduation (aka This is the Part Where I Use My Science Degree To Blow Things Up For A Living, Right?)

    At 6:00 a.m. this morning, I woke up to the sound of my father urging my family members to get out of our beds and out of the sluggishness that comes with early mornings. My immediate thought was Who decided that a graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. was a good idea? And then I realized oh shoot! I'm part of that graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. that someone decided was a good idea!!! ...