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The Foot.

I smelled it first. A decaying, infected, atrocious smell that keep wafting toward my side of the train. I was talking to my friend about his adjustme...

The Quiet

The Subway trains here are atrociously loud. In fact, they’re basically as loud as a jet taking off. Don’t believe me? Read this Guardian article ...

Reflections on Japan 

Japan taught me about privilege, western influence, taking risks, being confident, sad parts of our history, investing in people and in a place, takin...

Forever Duke 

I graduated from Duke a week ago, and until now, I haven’t let myself process it. What did I learn these four years? How have I changed?  But n...

Fire

If there’s one emotion with which I most empathize, it’s disappointment. When people are disappointed, particularly people whom I love so deeply, ...

Asking For Help 

I have a lot of crazy dreams. They’re ideas I’ve floated around in my head for years—careers, accomplishments, lifestyles, opinions. My family k...

On Concerts 

I think concerts are an incredible representation of vulnerability. If I could go to a concert every night, I would. Live music provides an avenue to ...

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...