Please don’t forget

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Dear Evan and Lulu, Today the Supreme Court of the United States issued a ruling to make same-sex marriage a nationwide right. Today I had the honor of watching the world celebrate from the hub of the movement, San Francisco. Today I got to hear from Robbie Kaplan, about her monumental part in this victory. Today I wept over and

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I too, lied about my race.

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“Why can’t I mark the box for Native American?” I asked my mom for the 100th time while filling out college applications. “Because you aren’t Native American,” she replied, not as patiently as she had the times before. “I am too!” I countered. “I’m 1/16th. I look much more. I should get to mark it.” “It is not the same.”

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Writing Through Editing

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I was 12 years old the first time I saw a profile view of myself. Standing in my parents’ bathroom with the pull-out mirror, I went to slide it back against the wall and happened to glimpse myself in the stationary mirror mid motion. I stopped, frozen in disbelief, as I looked at my nose from the side. It sounds

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Are you home now?

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I left my grandfather’s side at the hospital today and immediately went to get lost in the foothills. He had that look that everyone seems to have right before they die. His body still rests in this world but he is clearly somewhere else. I joked with my mom every time he murmured that he was dreaming about golf, cigars,

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