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Dredge

Last night, I turned into the moon; far away, one side: a shining face, shedding reflected light and tears, hanging on a paper wire from the ceiling of your bedroom; I am suspended over your bed. Sometimes I freeze time without meaning … Continue reading

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Reflections

As 2015 comes to a close, I’m recognizing that it is the first time in many years that I’ve been able to think about a new beginning with hope, with a fresh outlook, with an imagination. This is a post about healing, … Continue reading

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Christmas Post – 2015: Remembering Christmas

This is dedicated to A.D.K, for bringing Christmas back into my life. Even though you left, it stayed behind. Thank you 🙂 TW: Mental Health, mention of suicidal ideation, depression, and anxiety It’s hard to pinpoint what exactly it is that … Continue reading

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Heat

You have summer’s stifling heat, carry it in your skin, and in your eyes, memory and vision of what 40 degrees of scorching heat can blister through: your mouth is a memory of green chilies and sometimes red eaten raw – vocal cords … Continue reading

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Paper Boots

Part 1 It only took me a bus ride through the week in a city shrouded under an arctic air mass. They say it’s the coldest it’s been in four decades. When was this – Where would you – I … Continue reading

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The Problem With Dove’s “Real Beauty” Campaign, Part 3: Beyond Beauty – to Reject or to Reclaim?

Hey everyone! I’ve been playing around with html and mostly, overall, failing. However, I did figure out page jumps to make the blog post just ever so slightly more readable. Only a bit though. Because if I had to suffer … Continue reading

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The Problem With Dove’s “Real Beauty” Campaign, Part 2: Rethinking Beauty

In my previous post, I discussed how there are some real problems in Dove’s “Real Beauty” Campaign. Some of these issues include problems related to retouching photos and, in their most recent installment, a lack of diversity along lines of … Continue reading

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The Problem With Dove’s “Real Beauty” Campaign, Part 1

I came across Dove’s “Real Beauty” Sketches a little while ago. A friend of mine had posted it on her Facebook wall. I saw it and was immediately ambivalent. To be sure, Dove has had a pseudo-inclusive message about women … Continue reading

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