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True Story: I Met Ryan Gosling Twice

This piece was originally published at xoJane. Yes, Amelia is very, very, very jealous.

The first time we met, I had no clue who the short, skinny white guy with the scruffy looking beard was.

It was 2005 and me and two of my besties from high school were catching u…

Helena Andrews / August 16, 2012

The Soapbox: Why Aren’t Black Girls Allowed To Be Girls?

This piece was originally published on xoJane.com.

When I was a senior in high school [above left], I attended this college prep program held in the sanctuary of a Baptist church across the street from my grandmother’s $1 Soul Food restaurant in south central Los Angeles. High-achieving nerds from all over the city would meet…

Helena Andrews / August 8, 2012