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Why I Write: A Continuation

Somewhere around the end of December 2014 and beginning of January 2015, my life unraveled. I’ve always been a bit of a control freak. (A lapsed control freak.) In other words, I knew how to chill. I had a strong group of loyal friends, I knew how and when to take time for myself, and¬†I… Read more »

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What’s Up Wednesday & #YABbootcamp Check-In

Good Afternoon ūüôā It’s Wednesday and today I’m combining my weekly ‘What’s Up Wednesday’ post with my weekly YABbootcamp Check-in (yay efficiency)! What I‚Äôm Reading   ¬†Last week I finished reading my ARC of The Summer I Wasn’t Me¬†(which is now out). It was amazing!!! My review and an interview with the author is to… Read more »

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A Visit from Literary Agent Erin Murphy

Last Thursday my Writing For Children class had the honor of being visited by Literary Agent Extraordinare–who’s also the agent of the course professor, Susan Meyer–Erin Murphy!!! YES. It was phenomenal. (Also she was wearing yellow & blue, #classcolors) To give a bit of background information, Erin Murphy is one of the top children’s literary… Read more »

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College Writer Tag

Happy Thursday Readers, it’s almost the weekend!!! One month ago, I was nominated for the College Writer Tag by Julia of Julia the Writer Girl (she’s pretty awesome, stop by her blog!…thank you, Julia!!!). Since this has been quite a busy Fall, I’m just now getting around to it. Here we go, folks! The Questions… Read more »

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DON’T (…A word of advice from Ang Lee)

Good Morning Readers! (sung to the tune of “Good Morning Baltimore”) Oh, oh, oh woke up today feeling the way I always do…Okay, we’re done with that. I doubt anyone actually wants to hear me sing (although I did do theater and choir for 6-7 years). I digress…as I sit here, beside my beautiful Autumn… Read more »

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Recap: Maud Casey & Karen Russell’s visit to Wellesley College!

Yesterday at 4:30pm, authors Maud Casey & Karen Russell (from left to right) visited Wellesley College as a part of The Newhouse Center’s Distinguished Writer Series. ¬†I’d heard about Karen Russell before the event. ¬†I mean she’s a recent MacArthur fellow (my dream!), was on The New Yorker’s 20 under 40, and Swamplandia!, her first… Read more »

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My Dearest Wellesley College…

As I sit here in my dining room table, in my father’s house in Texas all I can think about is you, Wellesley, when all I should be thinking about is U.S. History Since 1865. ¬† …Now, as you might know multicultural space on this campus is limited or rather restricted by, well, yourself. ¬†We,… Read more »

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Greek-lettered organizations deserve more respect from media

An article I wrote for the Opinions section of The Wellesley News on March 13, 2014 regarding the value of Greek-life (specifically my experience as a member of a Greek-lettered organization). This was written in response to unfavorable depictions of sororities, fraternities, and similar organizations in popular culture and the media. Read the full article.

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Love Thy Neighbor(s)?!?!

A few days ago this was tweeted by a senior at Wellesley College:¬† As a member of the Wellesley College Community, a sophomore, a student leader and especially the President of Ethos for the 2013-2014 academic year (WC organization for students of African Descent) this has greatly upset me. Now I understand that freedom of… Read more »

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Writing Wisdom from Cherríe Moraga

CHERRIE MORAGA LectureToday or rather tonight Chicana writer, feminist activist, poet, essayist, and playwright, Cherríe Moraga, came to speak at my college.  Among sharing with us some beautiful stories from her newest book, which I have to buy,  A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness, she shared some great advice to writers and artists alike.