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Hiya folks. Nice to see ya. This is the first time I’ve written on Medium in exactly one month. A lot has happened since then: I saw my boyfriend for the first time in almost six months, we took our first “vacation” together in 3 years (a.k.a. we chilled at…


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Growing up, I’d wake up at five o’clock in the morning to sneak into the guest room and watch reruns of Full House on a tiny TV. I envied how alive the fictional home was, filled with people, conversation, and antics. When I was six, my family moved a few…


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Lately, my days revolve around writing — finding time to write, stressing over what I’ve yet to write, staring at a wall until inspiration knocks on my window, etc. — to the point where I’ve forgotten why I loved the activity in the first place. I took a creative writing…


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The Bachelor franchise doesn’t lead the conversation, it responds to it — whether that’s bullying, racism, or sexism on their shows and in their fandom. More often than not, the ABC franchise fails to take accountability for their “missteps,” like when they repeatedly cast contestants with racist pasts on their…


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Justin Timberlake took to Instagram on Friday to apologize to both Britney Spears and Janet Jackson more than 15 years after he derailed their careers. He wrote this apology in response to public backlash to his negative portrayal in the new FX documentary, Framing Britney Spears. The docuseries episode inspired…


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I received an email the other day from my former documentary professor. She reached out after discovering her friend produced the FX documentary “Framing Britney Spears.” The documentary revisits everything that led to the pop star’s conservatorship and examines how we failed her as a society. “Of course I thought…


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Ever since the rapper Gunna called the pandemic a “panoramic” last October, people on the internet have been substituting the term pandemic with absurd words that start with “pan” or any word starting with the letter P.

It’s become Gen Z’s way of coping with the endless trauma we’ve endured


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Chloe x Halle’s slow and steady rise to stardom has been a blessing to witness. Since releasing their second studio album Ungodly Hour last June, the Beyoncé mentees cultivated a greater fanbase by performing new live arrangements and choreography for their latest bops every month for the greater part of…


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Hair can be a constant. Hair can be comfort and warmth. It can be an identifier. It’s certainly a financial investment in your appearance and well-being. For the last few months, I’ve thrown my hair up into a ponytail when I went to work as a nanny to three children…


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A coat possesses a lot of power: It can transform an outfit, provide the wearer with newfound confidence, and, obviously, keep you warm. Yesterday, many people across the United States remembered this while watching the forty-sixth inauguration. Attendees included First Lady Michelle Obama, the stepdaughter of Vice President Harris Ella…

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