I always wonder what makes people get plastic surgery that makes them look over inflated, plastic or fake. Is it just the pressure that social media puts upon everyone to always look filter perfect? Is that large lip, inflated breast and over stuffed bottom look really the idea of perfection?

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I enjoyed going to school. I was lucky to have friends and good teachers and a school that really cared about its students. We would have field days, and concerts and plays and holiday shows. …


I remember in elementary school going to a museum in New York City that had an awesome planetarium. I remember how the chairs tilted back so you could be fully engulfed by the enormous sparkling universe above. …


It’s been a wild 18 months fam. I can’t remember a day that has gone by with out the word ‘Covid’ being uttered. Without the fear of this virus gripping the nation hanging over all of our heads like a dark cloud. At first I couldn’t sleep, I would read…


Every summer of my childhood was spent on a boat. My parents were boat people and I didn’t know any different. Instead of family vacations to Disney World, we were taking the boat from Albany NY to visit the statue of Liberty or heading to the Canadian boarder to Lake…


Math was never my strong suit in school. I was able to get straight A’s until I hit 4th grade and the multiplication tables got above x11. I was able still able to get B’s and C’s in math until I hit 10th grade and they expected me to start…


My introduction to fermented food happened one afternoon in the dining room of my first office job. I walked in to grab my lunch bag out of the refrigerator and was over come with a pungent smell. My other fellow coworker noticed to and was braver than I do audibly…


I feel like every corner I pass I see Help Wanted signs. Fast food chains are starting at 18 dollars an hour. When I was 16, (15 years ago now) I worked for 5 dollars and 15 cents an hour at my first job which was in food service. I…


I am a 90’s baby. Well technically, I was born in the 80’s but I consider myself a child of the 90’s because my formative years were completed in the 90’s. I WAS bucket hats and platform sneakers and choker necklaces and dial up internet. …


When my sister told me her and her partner were having a baby I cried more than my mom, dad and even I think her and her wife did when they found out the news. I was so happy for them as they had been trying to conceive for close…

Raleigh Lawrence

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