One Halloween, I dressed up as the title character from Harriet, the Spy. To this day, it is still one of my favorite movies. In the movie, Harriet acts as a “spy” among her classmates and records her biting observations in her journal, until it is discovered and read publicly. A modern-day Harriet, the Spy… Continue reading All in Good Fun?
I was always disappointed when my mom used to steer our grocery cart down a checkout aisle that wasn’t filled with classic gossip magazines. The glossy pages and eye-grabbing headlines seemed to call my name, and I wanted to take a peek into the lifestyles of the rich and famous. Today, with our smartphones in… Continue reading The Insta-Grass is Always Greener
Much of my education regarding the more mature spheres of life came from books. Using only my hidden book light, I would hungrily turn page after page of my historical fiction novel set in Tudor England. In the darkness of my room and quiet of the night I felt grown-up and rebellious, as I learned in… Continue reading Just Google It
I came back to my room and collapsed on the bed, glancing bitterly at my tiny Senegalese flip phone. I didn’t have the mental energy, or thumb energy, to type out a message on the nine-digit keyboard that could only send 50 characters at one time. The only person I could connect with at that… Continue reading Too Much Talk
“If you don’t want to be part of the club then that’s fine. You don’t need to do it, but this is you’re only chance.” I rubbed my sweaty palms against my jumper and glanced anxiously at the door of the gym changing room. It was fifth grade and some of us more “fortunate” girls… Continue reading Then & Now