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Proving Myself

So much of my life has revolved around proving myself: I chose Duke because that proved I worked hard in school for years and years. I traveled all ov...

Disengagement

7:12pm Saturday night, walking to my dinner reservation at 7:15, restaurant is a fifteen-minute walk: Thoughts running through my head as I power-walk...

On Being Strong

“You’re so much stronger than you think,” Mandy, a Pure Barre instructor, says, in the middle of every Pure Barre class. (Pure Barre is a 55-min...

Dear Class of 2020

Dear Class of 2020, You made it. Being here is a huge accomplishment. And one that people—you, too, probably—have dreamed of for a long time. I’...

My Biggest Insecurity

I knew I needed to post something. Aside from the fact that it’s been two weeks, I needed to let out some emotions. I don’t really know where to b...