Basically, I wrote about whatever was on my mind that week, not unlike my articles here on xoJane. Except I did it with the half-baked insight and not-fully-honed writing skills of a 20-year-old.
how not to be a dick
We don't get paid nearly as much as you think we do.
I started to wonder--is rape not rape if you are not hysterical after it? Was I less raped because I do not feel completely destroyed?

Aug 29, 2014 at 2:00pm | 53 comments

student loans
Unless you needed some highly specialized major, you probably could have gotten your degree at a more affordable university closer to home. You might have even been able to live with your parents, like I did.
Thank you for letting me know you.

Jul 30, 2014 at 9:00am | 27 comments

I am an alumni of Gordon College who wants to speak out on this issue without outing my old roommate — which would happen if I posted under my own name.
sexual assault
If, as my college president stated in his letter, we have no tolerance for sexual misconduct, why did nothing happen to the perpetrators?
This was, as of yet, the biggest day of my life, and Brown’s administration made me feel small. It made my family feel small.
fucking up on social media
The United States is falling apart at the seams and its persistent class problems are a significant social issue, not something to be memeified and jokingly posted on the FAFSA Twitter account.
sex tape
Sex in 1993 was different than it is today, but that doesn't mean I didn't feel the weight of slut-shaming for a video I had no idea I was even part of.
POPSUGAR editors describe the ups and downs of being 20-something.
sexual assault
I am so proud to be a part of a campus community that's so tough on sexual assault and supportive of survivors.

May 2, 2014 at 12:00pm | 62 comments

My daughter's friends don't believe her when she tells them, "Daddy lives in a dumpster."
My degree left me with emotional damage and an unflattering case of cynicism about the American education system -- and other awkward observations from four years in Boston.
Pensacola Christian College markets itself as “one of the friendliest college campuses in America." In reality, it is one of the most dangerous places for abuse victims.
I understand that I made a big sacrifice when I married Ryan. He understands that, too.
teen pregnancy
I would defy the stereotypes; I would be more than an unplanned pregnancy.
Keeping my hands occupied improves my focus greatly; with a simple enough project, I can watch movies with my full attention, never looking down at the needles.

Mar 22, 2014 at 9:00am | 90 comments