Give us direction, Mila!

Real-Talk: Good-bye.

April 26, 2013 • 1
Check your privilege. Take an ethnic studies class.
Not impressed with "that time of the month"

Periods Are Funny

April 5, 2013 • 0
Until the day I see a joke about period vomit, it’s just not going to be enough.
Table for one? Table for fun.

Vivacious Virgo Seeking a Good Time. With Myself.

March 1, 2013 • 0
That night, I had an epiphany in Bienecke Plaza, as everyone should. “I am not perfect, I will never be perfect.” There, I said it. The thought echoed against the marble edifices. A flock of pigeons may or may not have flown away in the background. Okay, I ‘ve had this realization before, but it never came with this particular sick idea: I feel like I have to be a different person for me to like me.
This kid could use some of Mila's advice.

6 things to perk you up

February 1, 2013 • 0
In this time of snow and cold, when 50 percent of the people I know have recently purchased a happy lamp or an industrial-sized bottle of vitamin D-3, I thought I’d share the things that are making me happy today, in hopes that they might brighten your day too. Excluded in this list are BuzzFeed links, baby animals and Tyra Banks GIFs because even though they are great, everyone knows about them.
Are graduates excited to graduate?

Not my best years…

January 18, 2013 • 0
Our alma mater brings tears to my eyes, sweet memories of laughter, emotional conversations, late-night debates about human nature and comfort from friends.
Marriage is an institution as old as this painting.

Marriage: Evaluating some pagan bullshit

November 30, 2012 • 2181
Seeing some of my peers get married or think seriously about it has made me really, really think about why people get married and what they expect from it.
Colors come in many shades.

How to be a Woman (of Color)

November 2, 2012 • 0
I am a feminist. I know I’ve probably lost half of my readers with that sentence, but I am. The British feminist Caitlin Moran has the perfect explanation of why I’m a feminist: “a) Do you have a vagina? b) Do you want to be in charge of it? If you said yes to both, »
Tell us about your best friend. We know it's a warmhearted television who will love you till the end.


September 14, 2012 • 0
Labor Day, I found myself pissed off and sick. I started to run last summer so I could attempt the New Haven Road Race (5k), but I woke on the morning of the trot stuffed with mucus and all kinds of gross. I should have gone back to bed, but instead I started on what »
"My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding" on TLC, the network formerly known as the Appalachian Community Service Network.

Lessons from T‘L’C

August 31, 2012 • 0
The Learning Channel, originally the Appalachian Community Service Network, was founded in 1972 and has since aired documentary-style educational programs that breach the often formidable barrier between informational broadcasting and pop culture. TLC’s shows take little-known subjects, like glitz pageants, and lure viewers by promising to mock the absurd while also educating people about obscure »

Death of a Fangirl

April 13, 2012 • 0
To say that I love television is a serious understatement, but I’ve recently wondered how much of my love for television is for the actual art of storytelling and how much of it is me going all ga-ga for the actors. And, if I am just a glorified fangirl, how much of my visceral attraction »

Passin’ them apples on

March 2, 2012 • 0
So anyone who knows me at all knows that I smoke. I smoke a ton. I smoke cigarettes. No, I know what you were thinking. “Crack is whack.” (Too soon, she was a goddess.) I smoke almost a pack a day. Well, I smoked almost a pack a day until this past Monday morning when »
Don't let unconscious bias prevent you from taking someone out to dinner.

We’re sexy, and you know it

February 17, 2012 • 4
My “Big Sib” freshman year told me coming in that I might have a problem with romance at Yale because I’m black. I was like nahhhh, racism is so passé, but after three years at Yale, I had lunch with her and I was like, man I’ve given up. I’ve actually given up. And she »