Guys or Girls? My Thoughts on Love as a Bisexual

Sexuality (as a woman) has always been a difficult topic for me to explain. For the longest time, I didn't even know where I stood with myself on the spectrum: one day I liked guys, the other day I liked girls. My sexual preference fluctuated throughout my teenage years, even well into adulthood. It wasn't …

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To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before

Although the book (and film) came out quite some time ago, To All the Boys I've Loved Before recently came on my radar. I'd watched the film months ago, but for some reason it came back in my mind. No idea why, considering I found the film cute, but breezy (and Noah Centineo isn't that hot)...but perhaps …

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Why I’m Not “Queer Enough” (and that’s okay)

If you were to hear the word "gay," "lesbian," "bisexual," or "queer," then I can safely assume that you have presumptions about what a "typical insert-label here" looks and acts like. From the flamboyant gay queen to the masculine butch lesbian, we have stereotypes about certain people in the LGBTQ community. Of course, we can't …

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I Used Two Dating Apps for a Day (and here’s what happened)

Valentine's Day is here, and I found it appropriate to write about my thoughts on dating and relationships through the example of today's ubiquitous dating apps. Hope you enjoy it! Growing up as a Millennial in the mid-to-late 2000's meant that I saw the shift from flip-phones to smartphones, along with the apps that came …

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LGBT Bars in Paris

Bonjour! Ah, Paris...the City of Love...it's no surprise then that plenty of travelers-- couples or not-- come to this French capital to experience romance. From the elegant Haussmann architecture to the narrow, cobblestone streets littered with cute cafes and patisseries, there's the opportunity to bask in the city's beauty with a loved one. I'm sure …

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A Night in Paris (A Letter to my Crush, Part 23)

Friday night in Paris. Of course, Paris is the love capital for many tourists. Couples, hook-ups, mutual encounters...there's this romantic air to the dense, smog-filled city, but anyone (even the most cynical) acknowledges this. After all, it's not called the "City of Love" for no apparent reason. It was my last night out in town, …

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Lost and Found– Part 11 (prose)

...following the aftermath of their kiss... “So…” Hannah started as they were chopping up herbs. They were in the kitchen preparing a gratin to be served as the main dish. “So…” Lydia put down her knife, slightly annoyed at her cousin’s teasing. “What is it, Hannah?” she demanded irritably. “So… Jasmine, I see,” she grinned …

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