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The Darkest Timeline: Day 5

Not much to say today. Been doing a lot of thinking instead. Dumbledore might have had his problems, but these words of his have never spoken to me as strongly as they do now. Things went wrong. Maybe I was wrong. How can I be better? How can I make things better for those around me? […]

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The Darkest Timeline: Day 2

The last time I posted here, my biggest fear was that Hillary Clinton would barely squeak out a win, crippling her ability to be as effective a president as she could be. I was steeling myself for a historic presidency that would be tainted by latent misogyny and Republican obstructionism. Welp, at least we don’t […]

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Letters to Myself: Election 2016 Edition

Dear November 2017 Liz, I hope this letter finds you well. I know you’ll stumble across it next year when it pops up in your Facebook ‘On This Day’ notification. If you’re reading this from Lisbon, the worst has happened and Donald Trump is President of the United States. However, I hope you laugh that […]

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Liz’s Hot Takes: The Right Kind of Immigrant

Sabato Jr. knowing what socialism is like me knowing what a dictatorship is b/c my parents grew up in the Estado Novo. #RNCinCLE — Elizabeth Barcelos (@lavender_ink) July 19, 2016 I was typing fast, feeling furious, and trying to fit within Twitter’s 140 character limit, so go easy on the grammar of that tweet. I […]

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I Didn’t Vote For Hillary

It’s true; I didn’t. In 2008, that is. Never mind that I have been in the tank for her for years. Not just back then, but all the way back when she was the First Lady. I didn’t vote for Obama, either. I didn’t vote in that primary at all because I thought my vote […]

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