Pride Playlist

If you don’t follow me on Instagram (@maegoeswestblog), you may not know about the Pride Playlist I’ve been posting since the beginning of June. These are songs by queer artists that express how I feel about Pride and being in the queer community. I know a lot of Pride celebrations concluded this weekend, but my …

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Perfectionism and How I Combat it

Whenever I get stressed out, my perfectionism sky rockets. Which is the worst time to experience this. Throughout school, I was a giant perfectionist who got about three hours of sleep each night because of the many, many clubs and activities I was involved in. Straight A student, all AP classes, drum major, English Honor …

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I Used to NOT Be a Hugger: Why That’s Changed

Growing up, I was uncomfortable with hugging. It felt too personal and vulnerable. And I felt very pressured into awkward embraces with adults. As a young adult, that feeling carried over into my relationships with friends, coworkers, and family. Physical touch was jarring and weird which widened the gap between myself and everyone else. I …

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