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Beach at Hoek Van Holland. Image used with permission of author.

Let’s Talk About Names: Flavia

I became comfortable with my name, because I realized I could have easily been deprived of it.

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Science Playground at Sugar Sand Park, Boca Raton, FL. Image by Theory, CC license.

Let’s Talk About Names: Mattie

Who am I really, if I change with every person I meet? Maybe we are all events, shaped by circumstance and those around us. All choose your own adventures for our readers’ liking.

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Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Image used with permission of author.

Let’s Talk About Names: Hafidha

The thing about names – including nicknames, legal names and surnames – is that they all belong to you, yet they interact with the world.

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Let’s Talk about Names: Nikki

Choosing a name, from the perspective of a transracial adoptee.

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Une leçon clinique à la Salpêtrière, André Brouillet

Body Impolitic

The concept of modesty has been used worldwide to police the lives of women and teach them to be ashamed of their bodies. It also has an effect on trans and intersex people, no matter how they identify.

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3rd Circle, Amman, Jordan. Credit: Marco Nae, CC license

Epilepsy, Lost in Translation [part 2]

In the U.S., I have to go on a message-board to find others that understand my issues, whereas in Jordan I found someone I could converse openly and in detail with about my difficulty.

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Epilepsy, Lost in Translation [part 1]

When I applied to an undergraduate study abroad program in Jordan, I never anticipated how it would change my perception of myself as someone with epilepsy, or that it would be an experience of how ethnicity, disability, and prejudice can connect.

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Why Rivers Cuomo would be the worst boyfriend ever

Why Rivers Cuomo would be the worst boyfriend ever

For a long time now, I’ve been struggling to find a phrase which accurately and succinctly describes men like Rivers Cuomo, frontman of Weezer. You know the type: skinny, ‘shortsighted’, owner of a million band t-shirts, aura of brokenheartedness.

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Why white adoptive parents shouldn’t dominate adoption narratives

Why white adoptive parents shouldn’t dominate adoption narratives

Sometimes I kind of find myself wishing that adoptive parents would stop writing about adoption. Particularly if the subject is transracial adoption. I realize that probably sounds a bit harsh. It’s not that an adoptive parent cannot have plenty of good, worthwhile things to say about adoption.

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