A couple of pieces about topics close to my heart:
- What I learned going to college 3,000 miles away from home, HelloGiggles
"At a small school, in a small town, in a state with a population just over half a million, my classmates and I turned inward for entertainment. During our first year especially, in an all-freshman dorm, we bonded over the smallest things: the first thunderstorm, the first snow, the first streakers (whose clothes we hid in the communal kitchen’s oven)."
- Neither One Nor the Other: Why I Love Being Mixed-Race, RoleReboot
"Being mixed, I always have my eye out for combinations of things—like the disparate parts of my name—that seem unlikely together: a French press beside a samovar, The Bisexual’s Guide to the Universe next to the Bible, an old Japanese restaurant in a now-black neighborhood. I love those parts that seem incompatible but that, in a person, come together."