Walking and Grief: a review of Cheryl Strayed’s “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail”
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Walking and Grief: a review of Cheryl Strayed’s “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail”


Cheryl Strayed is 22 when her mother dies rather suddenly of lung cancer. After losing the glue that held her family and life together, Cheryl starts to spiral. She is lost and hurt and in being so, hurts and loses people around her. She cheats on her husband, takes up a brief heroin addiction, divorces … Continue reading

Trans Voices Matter: a review of “Tomorrow Will Be Different”
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Trans Voices Matter: a review of “Tomorrow Will Be Different”


It is nothing new that trans voices have often been pushed aside, forgotten, and oppressed in societies across the globe. The fact that they confuse societal norms about gender binaries and gender-stasis make them terrifying to those who do not understand or prescribe to gender fluidity. This, paired with the flip side of people using … Continue reading

Medicine in words: a review of “Do No Harm” by Henry Marsh
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Medicine in words: a review of “Do No Harm” by Henry Marsh


Do No Harm is a medical memoir. Henry Marsh picks tales from his career as a neurosurgeon and shares his failures, successes, frustrations, and hopes. I think that this book is extremely important for our society because it details the frustrations and complications of working in hospitals and brings a human aspect to medicine in … Continue reading

#12 The Opposite of #Blessed
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#12 The Opposite of #Blessed


I am culturally Christian, which means that other than Christmas and Easter religion doesn’t play a role in my life. I tried Christianity on a few times, but it always felt like a shoe that was too tight; restrictive, uncomfortable, and not easy to walk in. Christians have told me that faith in God and … Continue reading

#10 December: a month by any other name
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#10 December: a month by any other name


December is hard. Birthday, death, Christmas, funeral. A month by any other name would still smell of sorrow.   I’m scared of going home, sleeping where you died. Blue walls, pineapple delight. Scared is not the right word… you were always a better poet than me, but I can’t show you what I write, anymore. … Continue reading