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Saturday round-up: May 8-14

Hey there! This is a space dedicated to a round-up of my favorite articles from the week — both mine and others'! The only things not eligible are blog posts I post here since, well...they're already here. You ready to read? :) First off, this has been a big week — I turned 23 and started a new job, at PuckerMob. You should go like my Facebook so you can keep up with everything I write for them.

Now, without further delay, my favorite stories from the week:


 "In defense of growing up and being 'boring'" — by Karis Rogerson, published on Her View From Home

"I don’t think so. I don’t think I’ve lost my childlike joy and excitement about life, because I still feel happiness in intensity and laugh like a hyena over little more than a cat in a box.

I think it’s just that I’ve changed. Not just my circumstances, but my self as well."



13122885_10154225230974884_8466196153785288924_o-2"What It's Like Being A Depressed Grad Student" — by Karis Rogerson, published on Bustle. 

"...some days are in-between. I don’t jump from bed but I do crawl out in time to brew my coffee and peruse the New York Times before heading out to work with a grunt at the sun. I laugh and tease my friends and accept their reciprocation until I suddenly can’t, and then I retreat to the bathroom to crouch in a corner and cry. I watch TV while writing stories and I go to bed at a decent time because I’m tired, not because I want to dream my way into happiness."



"Anger Overflows in Nigeria as Economy Dives," by Dionne Secrecy, published on The New York Times.

This is a great article that examines a tenuous situation in Nigeria through the lens of one gas station on one day. It's a great example of creative journalism. Read it here.


12183987_10153809414074884_3247859708371451295_o"Behind the Blog: Living Life The Write Way" — an interview with Karis Rogerson by Melissa Blake, published on So About What I Said.

"Last week, I posted my interview with Karis Rogerson, the amazing writer and blogger behind Living Life The Write Way -- how cool is that name? Perfect, right? Well, today, I'm so excited to share a peek into Karis's world and writing life. She's got such wonderful tips to share, and I'd love to just sit down with her in a coffee shop and chat about blogging all afternoon. Plus, she was raised in my dream country! Take it away, Karis..."



"An Open Letter to Trump Voters from His Top Strategist-Turned-Defector," by Stephanie Cegielski, published on xoJane

This is an old one, but I finally read it this week and it's important.

"Even Trump's most trusted advisors didn't expect him to fare this well.

Almost a year ago, recruited for my public relations and public policy expertise, I sat in Trump Tower being told that the goal was to get The Donald to poll in double digits and come in second in delegate count. That was it."




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