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A N N A
Washington, DC
I'm a pain in your ass, of which you cannot get enough.
Interests: nyc | meta-cognition | deep calming breaths | blogging | reading | motoring | contagious media | puppies | sepia mutiny | feverish writing | twittr | fashion | indie music + film | smart boys | cars | fat babies | ancient history | black and cokes | lipgloss | napping | sf |
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You. You would put your children in a boat too, if that^^ was your reality. After all, they’re not bombing the sea. Let’s play a horrifying game of “Would You Rather”. Which would you prefer: watching your toddler drown in the ocean or listening to them scream in fear before being shredded to death by a bomb? It reminds me of another haunting, heartbreaking question, one we considered 14 years ago. Would you have stayed... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2015 at HERstory
The phone vibrates gently but insistently in my pocket, rousing me from the almost impenetrable reverie that consumes me whenever I'm scanning Pinterest, gazing at food, frocks and fine ideas for home decor. It's a new text message. From you. "They need an attorney to remain in DC for a bit longer, until they can justify hiring more. I told them I'd be willing to stay here, so...eeeeeek! PRAY that I get it, please. :)"... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2011 at HERstory
An 81-year old, blue-eyed Kappa Alpha Psi merrily hit on me at Whole Foods as he was getting out of his car in the parking garage. Next to him, a Lena Horne-look alike in enormous black sunglasses made the passenger seat look like a royal throne. "I'm finna dump her and take you instead! I like your car better!", he winked. "Says the man whose car is nicer than mine", I retorted. His obviously long-suffering... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2011 at HERstory
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Feb 3, 2011
Mangalam Ramakrishnan Srinivasan stood at the edge of the kitchen, head bowed, unsure of what to do. Her husband was shouting at her. While he only did it rarely, when he did do it, it was horrifying. His eyes bulged. His neck separated in to several cables, straining to amplify the hate spewing from his mouth. His face contorted until he looked like the demons she had seen in the Amar Chitra Katha comics she... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2011 at HERstory
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I look for you everywhere. Every time I see an older, brown-skinned man, if his face is round and his hair is silver, if his lips are plum-colored and golden wires frame his eyes, I look for you. I saw you, just now. It took me a moment, perhaps because it was extra dark, maybe because I had waited on 15th street for too many minutes in the cold, right hand raised, cursing rush hour... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2011 at HERstory
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Police believe they may have found the body of Tyler Clementi, the Rutgers student who jumped to his death after a roommate spied on him having gay sex. Meanwhile, some Rutgers students are saying Clementi's roommate's actions were misinterpreted. Tyler's roommate, Dharun Ravi, turned on his computer's webcam and apparently spied on Clementi while he was hooking up with another man. After Clementi found out, he ended up throwing himself off the George Washington bridge.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2010 at HERstory
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Note: It's been a while since I updated this, my personal blog. A lot has changed in the last few months-- most notably, my job. I left the Washington Post in August and immediately commenced my dream-opportunity at WAMU 88.5, the NPR affiliate here in D.C. You may be familiar with its public radio stars Kojo Nnamdi and Diane Rehm. I was hired to be a blogger/online reporter at the station and we just launched... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2010 at HERstory
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Jul 19, 2010