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Expectations: You Won’t Always Know What People Want

Expectations: You Won’t Always Know What People Want

If my writing courses have taught me anything over the past year it’s that I truly struggle with vague instructions. I have high expectations of myself and my work; when I am assigned a task I want clear-cut, specific instructions on […]

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Gendered Actions

Gendered Actions

Before I even start, I want to reiterate that I don’t really believe in the constructs of gender beyond the roles society does its best to force us into. Delineations of boys-only or girls-only anything is stupid. However, social constructs, when […]

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I Can’t: Setting Expectations

“I can’t.” Two of the hardest words to say or write, especially when we are setting our limits and expectations. We equate them with admission of failure, even when we’ve only been invited for a night out with friends. They’re […]

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The Sense of a Place

The Sense of a Place

Today’s topic was inspired by a great post over on Girl Tries Life about setting. I’ve covered writing about setting before, either discovering a place vicariously or the politics of choosing setting, but a particular sentence and caption Victoria wrote caught my eye and had […]

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Sisters; or, The Danger Of Boxes

Sisters; or, The Danger Of Boxes

I am the baby of the family. Kind of. It’s complicated. Somewhere, there is a flow chart that explains it. Point is, I’m extremely close in age to one sister. Her birthday was yesterday, in fact. She has a genius […]

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