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In Truth and Love,

Melissa

Surprises are great. I’m an absolute sucker for them. I mean, I was raised by a mother who obsessed over them. Each year, she’d try to find a way to make a surprise for my birthday that I didn’t expect. At that age, I was already pretty good at “reading” faces — so I’d quickly understand that […]

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I think I spent a lot of time denying my roots. Denying who I was.  “Colonizing” my mind and body, in a sense.  Admitting to belonging to my culture but also striving to “not be like the others” – a problematic thought if there ever was one. I grew up hating half of myself.  But […]

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“Most painless way to commit suicide,” I typed. I knew that this was silly. I’d been here before — and I hadn’t ended up dead. Instead, Google had cleverly taken me to Good Samaritans websites, cleverly disguised as a how-to haven for those who felt like they had run out of options. Even when you wanted true […]

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“I get this feeling that you’re lying about something, Melissa.  Like you’re just not telling me something.” I sighed deeply on the phone. “You’re right,” I slowly admitted, “you’re right, Daddy.” It had been over a year of me making up excuse after excuse

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Specifically, to the one boy who smiled at a girl a few months ago on the Bakerloo line during the rush hour.

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