On Journals, Part III: Tales of a Teenage Model

By high school, I had migrated to an online journal. Although it largely served as a platform for my terrible, Sylvia Plath-inspired poetry, my Xanga also recorded the momentous occasions of my life in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Perhaps most memorably, I documented my short-lived career as a teenage model. It began with my twin sister, Laura,… Continue reading On Journals, Part III: Tales of a Teenage Model

On Journals, Part II: The Story of the Stairs

As I grew older, I wrote in my journal sporadically, documenting the most anguished periods of my life. On July 12, 2002, I scrawled in desperate handwriting, “My home is now a monopoly. That means one person or company controls everything.” With this entry, I documented two things: 1) I was eager to demonstrate my… Continue reading On Journals, Part II: The Story of the Stairs