Their Uproarious Laughter

When I heard Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s opening statement, what struck me, as it struck so many people, was her recollection of the laughter of two teenage boys—their uproarious laughter at her expense. It made a memory, one that I’ve often pushed down over the course of my life, resurface. The school bus in middle school was no man’s land. No adults except for the bus driver who, with his back turned to us and […]

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‘To Be Honest’ Review: Body Positivity, Mother-Daughter Relationships, and High School Drama

Savannah’s life has slowly changed into one she doesn’t even recognize, one with her sister going off to college and her mother losing weight and starring on the television show Shake the Weight. To Be Honest is a romantic, complicated, and important story that captures the angst of teen life, the complications of family life, […]

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