Adriana Miele
Staff Columnist
Author Archive
MIELE: The reality of women

There’s a reason we’ve been keeping up with the Kardashians.

MIELE: Into the rush

After I chose Yale, my older cousins called to congratulate me. They had one piece of advice about starting college: Don’t rush a sorority. I […]

MIELE: The Glee of engagement

In 2009, the Glee cast’s cover of Journey’s infamous “Don’t Stop Believin’” brought a small musical television show on Fox to the forefront of American […]

MIELE: Bearing witness

A few months ago, I got lunch with one of those people you hang out with at the beginning of Yale but not much during the […]

MIELE: The job of the news

When I was a child, I used to write short stories about girls like my friends and me.

MIELE: A knocking contradiction

When I talked to my mom about the racially charged incidents of the past week, she was worried. After I described to her the reported incident at SAE, she asked, “Do you think they would’ve let you in?”

MIELE: GHeav by any other name

Her grandmother makes her memorize classic quotes and phrases, such as the famous line from Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet”: “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”

MIELE: A love letter to “whatever”

I went on one date in high school. My gentleman-caller kept trying to play that game from the movie “500 Days of Summer,” where two people say the word “penis” progressively louder in a public place. I told my mother that I would never date again.

MIELE: Ready to graduate

Three days into my senior year, I sat on my therapist’s couch and said, “I’m ready to graduate.”

MIELE: My hairy arms

On Monday evening in Sprague Hall, Hilton Als — a staff writer for the New Yorker magazine — presented the opening remarks for the Windham-Campbell Festival, an annual literary event hosted by the University to celebrate writing from across the globe. It was his remarks — focusing on the expression of the pain and trauma of inhabiting marginalized bodies in America — that left the deepest impression

MIELE: We believe you

As we continue to process the results of the survey and what they say about our campus, I think we need to be mindful of how this place is experienced by differently bodied people.