Mary Cady, age 16, is blogging to you about romance and war straight from 1941.
I like girls.
I also like guys.
It’s overwhelming to look back on how things have changed since I went to college in 2007. At the time, same-sex marriage was only legal in Massachusetts. And I was in my senior year when Tyler Clementi’s heartbreaking suicide dominated the news.
你好。我是學生。(Nǐ hǎo. Wǒ shì xuéshēng.)
Did you get that? It was a pretty simple declaration: “Hello. I am a student.” It’s one of the few phrases I remember from taking Mandarin Chinese, back in the old days when RPI offered language classes.
Trying to make sense of my family's pain after losing my uncle in March 2010.
I applied to colleges in the Northeast because I wanted to get the hell out of the south.
Turns out I was oversimplifying things. My most important education took place before I came here.
An excerpt from my short story The Needy, the co-first place winner for the 2009 McKinney Award in undergraduate fiction/drama.