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Playlists, memoirs, and other wacky pieces.
To Bloom Among Weeds
I wonder if our parents can tell we've slept together from the way Violet and I are smiling in these graduation pics. They think we're still just besties, emboldened by the fiery fuel of female teenage camaraderie. We're not quite partners, but we're not just hooking up for the hell of it. It’s eating me alive.
5 Unsplash Photos I’m Tired of Seeing Around Vocal
Vocal creators who have been on this site for about six months or longer probably know the feeling: when you're scrolling through top stories or the submissions to a challenge and every cover photo looks. exactly. the same. Am I dreaming? Did I just see two stories right next to each other with the same lady covered in popcorn?
How To Edit Your Published Vocal Stories!
It happened again. You spent five hours writing the perfect Vocal article. You got so excited by the fact you finished, you accidentally hit "submit for review" before deleting any spelling or grammar mistakes. Or maybe you did check for mistakes, but you missed a couple in your editing session. If only the article wasn't locked while pending for review - you could take them out right now!
There she was: Keira Knightley circa 2005 wearing her hair in a pixie cut on the pages of my Celebrity Style Guide I'd bought at my school's Scholastic Book Fair.
- Second Place in Capture the Wild Challenge
A Turtle's Smile
It can be hard leaving family behind for college, especially if you're close with them. On August 16, 2017, I wasn't leaving my family - rather, my little brother was leaving me for the Florida Institute of Technology.
Your 30 Minute Rainbow Pride Playlist
Woohoo, Pride Month! Time for parties, parades, and embracing your sexuality and gender identity, whatever they may be. I've always enjoyed Pride music. Unlike other music played for holidays - like Christmas or Halloween - music blasted during Pride doesn't need to be specific. So long as it's about embracing your individuality, loving who you want to love, or even about celebration in general, it works for the month. Just like sexuality and gender, Pride music is fluid. And it's always super fun!
Valued, Cherished, Loved.
Trigger Warning: mentions of death, self harm, and suicide. Read at your own risk. Thank you! Those who knew Karin Krenek knew the famous mantra she told her drama students:
my pixel perfect valentine.
when i think about our first valentine's day, three colors come to mind. on my side: green pines enfold me as i walk off the pain of your absence.