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OCD and ME

By Olivia Jordan At the age of seven, I began harboring what I thought was a deep, damaging secret; one that existed solely in my thoughts, expertly hidden from the outside world. I focused on my secret every waking hour...
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An Entirely Different Walk of Shame

  By Laura DeBrizzi  When I read Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Scarlet Letter in high school, I never imagined that I would bear my own scarlet letter like Hester Prynne. Although the branded “A” holds very different meanings fo...
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2016 Was Hell, But I’m Not Afraid to Live in 2017

By Charles K. Poole I began 2016 simply relieved that it wasn’t 2015. Or 2014. Those were particularly bad years, as my younger sister and older brother passed away less than a year apart over the course of that ti...
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Being Homeless

By Rhonda Bayless In mid-August, I knew there was a possibility that we would be at risk for homelessness. Of course, we sought services and assistance but we learned that it’s easier to receive assistance for a utility ...
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Open Letter to Self-Doubt

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 By Tayllor Johnson I never thought that we would be this close or take things this far. You were always the acquaintance, the mutual friend that stood behind the group and watched the rest o...