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Millions watched on January 20th as President Joe Biden was sworn into office and Jill Biden became First Lady of the United States. Her predecessor, Melania Trump, was finally relieved of the role she seemingly struggled with and retreated to Mar-a-Lago with her husband.

While Donald Trump remained in the headlines because of the January 6th attack on the Capitol and his looming impeachment trial, one might have expected that Melania would receive a break from the media’s scrutiny. Unfortunately for Melania, that hasn’t been the case.

Instead, the media has been having a field day creating a narrative that…

When I realized that I had a mental illness, I was able to release some of those feelings of guilt and shame

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I was always an above-average student in school and doing well academically seemed to come naturally to me. In elementary school, I was placed into the G.A.T.E (Gifted and Talented Education) program, and in middle school and high school, I was in honors and A.P. classes. My academic abilities were a source of self-confidence and provided me with an identity that I was proud of.

My success in school also provided me with an optimistic outlook for my future. From a young age, I looked forward to going off to college out of state, and I had a long list…

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Years of Suffering

I’ve struggled with cystic acne since I was a teenager. I tried countless over-the-counter treatments, dermatologist-prescribed topicals, and birth control pills. The only thing that worked for me was the pill.

While it was nice having a reprieve from acne while on the pill, I didn’t like the idea of having to rely on hormonal birth control for the rest of my life for clear skin — especially when the pill had its own risks and side-effects. …

My (failed) teaching journey

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What Do I Want to Do With My Life?

A few years ago, I found myself in a place where I was seriously wondering what I should do with my life. I had graduated from college with a degree in history, and I was working in an office where I had managed to work my way up to a supervisor position. I had job security and financial stability, but I still couldn’t help feeling like I was just a cog in the machine. I was desperate to find a job that would provide me with purpose and fulfillment.

The only reason that I majored in history during college was…

Robin Lee

Aspiring writer

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