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Next Door

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Next Door

The first time you meet him, you are bent over a bucket, with your sweatpants rolled up to your lower thighs, a satin scarf tied around your head in the same way your grandmother ties hers and your fingers wrinkling. It is Saturday and you are washing two weeks’ worth of laundry—bedsheets and towels included. […]

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I Am Not Like Other Girls

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“I am not like other girls.” How many times has the phrase found its way through the lips of a girl, into the welcoming ears of a world that has forever been considered a man’s? We plaster it on social media. We pride ourselves in the distance we imagine we have put between ourselves and […]

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Of Sex and Heartbreaks

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You will set a date to meet approximately twelve times. Because, you know, we’re all busy adults with things (and people) to do and places to be. No, it doesn’t matter that all you do outside boring lectures delivered by wizened, bespectacled men and women with the prefix ‘Dr.’ on their name