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How To Accept Criticism In 5 Easy Steps

Last week, I wrote an “Open Letter to Mayor Bloomberg,” informing him he had no right to tell me how much Coca-Cola I am allowed to consume. After many comments about me sounding like “a high school drama queen” and telling me to “calm down,” I felt very discouraged, and even doubtful about my writing… More »


Girl Talk: I Am Not A Victim Of Dating

Ugh, it’s so unfair.

What did I do to deserve this?

No one ever asks me out.

Dating — or whatever you want to call the experience of interacting with the gender to which you are attracted — can be a very frustrating experience. Generally, we meet a lot… More »


Girl Talk: I Was Afraid To Curse Myself

I bounded down the stairs to show my mom my new frilly red dress.

“Oh Kimmi! You look so pretty! That is such a pretty red dress!”

I stopped mid-twirl, put my hands on my four-year-old hips, and looked at her accusingly. “You don’t like my blue dress?” I asked.

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