A brief thought on Scott Stringer, Andrew Cuomo, and others

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

This article has mentions of sexual assault and abuse in it. Please refrain from reading and/or take care of yourself upon reading if this will be too upsetting for you.  Today, the story of Jean Kim’s sexual and psychological abuse by NYC mayoral candidate Scott Stringer broke. Hopefully this will be the downfall of this…

Internalized Ableism and the Dichotomy of Valuable Disability

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

Below is my Disability Memoir midterm. It discusses author Esme Wang’s excellent essay titled Yale Will Not Save You. Enjoy! ___________________________________________ When I first applied to colleges, I presented a complicated application. My academic and personal record was spattered with obvious signs of mental illness; two repeated years to over half a dozen dropped AP…

On ASD, Courage (Cowardice, Really), and Roommates

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

I haven’t had the greatest luck when it comes to roommates. My first roommate was very ill, and when I reported her illness to her parents, she lashed out at me (understandably; it’s hard to admit you need help) and I was more or less iced out of the apartment. But this isn’t about that…

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