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Leah Miller
through the looking glass.
breathe in. breathe out.
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Last week, I went on an Alternative Break trip to DC that I wrote about here. I am currently taking introduction to ASL (American Sign Language) and the only Deaf university in the world, Gallaudet, is in DC. I took this opportunity to explore some of the intersections of academic... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at said the red-head
I just got back from an Alternative Break trip to DC for Spring Break with my LGBTQ Center cohort First Queers and Allies. It was amazing. I can't believe I'm 3/4 of the way through my first year at NYU. I have so many feelings, and most of them are... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2015 at said the red-head
This year I watched the State of the Union for the first time. I was actually invested and interested to hear it. I rushed home to make it home in time. I don't really have much to say about it, besides that I thought it was a great speech and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2015 at said the red-head
Such feels. It's been a supremely long time since last I wrote, but I've been dealing with some real shit lately and often this medium has proven real helpful and therapeutic for me. Before I begin though, I want to emphasize that I use spaces like this (and telephone calls... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2014 at said the red-head
I was on the train from Dresden, Germany to Frankfurt yesterday when I was suddenly overtaken by an overwhelming wave of melancholy. Sometimes I can just feel the big life questions bubbling up. It starts deep in my gut, tries to escape but gets caught in my throat and trapped... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2014 at said the red-head
Rounding out my five and a half month séjour à Paris. Contemplating my feelings and regrets; overthinking, as per usual. Today I was sitting at a little in the Trocadéro, drinking my thé vert à la menthe and journaling. I feel so much pressure, mostly internal, to have a certain... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2014 at said the red-head
Holy moly, I've already been in Europe for over two months! I feel a iron grip on my chest sometimes when I try to write a blog post, so I am going to compromise by doing a photo post of the food I've been eating, since day one. Forgive my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at said the red-head
I just found this unpublished / unfinished blog post from right after camp last year. I've had camp on the brain like crazy lately. I found out I'm going to be a mentor this year and I've been planning and brainstorming and getting excited 24/7. I'M SO EXCITED!!! It's been... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2014 at said the red-head
I've been thinking a lot lately about the scale of introversion and extroversion and where I land in the gradient and how to live with my various super-powers and impediments. Before I began to read about the topic and have deep conversations , and back when I barely knew the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at said the red-head
I'm halfway through my language immersion program in Sancerre. It's been a great week! I got here on Saturday. My grand-parents drove me down from Paris. We had dinner together and then they dropped me off at my lovely apartment. I've been dying to live on my own for so... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2014 at said the red-head
I'm here! I've had a pretty lovely time so far. I've been struggling with procrastination on this post. I think it's because a tiny part of the back of my brain feels like this kind of student abroad blogging is dumb, but IT'S NOT. It's cool to have the memory... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2014 at said the red-head
I leave in 8 days for Paris, France for 125 days. I'm nervous and excited and thrilled and overwhelmed. I have a week to acclimate to the city and jet lag and then I'm driving down to Sancerre for a two-week language immersion program. After that, it's an open book.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2014 at said the red-head
I feel fucked by my youth--who doesn't?--but here's my poison. I was not popular as a kid. Didn't really make friends, felt like a loser among all the "cool" popular kids. I would seek basic approval and not usually receive it. I was chubby, lame clothes, glasses, book worm. Absolutely... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2013 at said the red-head
There is this never-ending cycle of life that's been really active in my thoughts lately. It goes something like this. "ugh life is so shitty" "I KNOW I'm fine, everything's totally fine" "it's OKAY to not be fine! not every moment is happy or perfect and lyke tEeN anGSt and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2013 at said the red-head
Yikes. I've been having a pretty shitty time lately. Like, it's FINE, but just feels not so nice. There's nothing so sucky that I need to make a change, but I'm just feeling it. I've been in limbo for a few months between living at home and starting my own... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2013 at said the red-head
I'm all over the map. Literally. Today is my two week Chicago-aversary. Next weekend, I am flying to New York to see my friends do Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at Stagedoor Manor. I get back to Chicago on Saturday night and have one more week before I fly to LA... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2013 at said the red-head
I recently read this interesting article about our culture of taking offense to things and why you might not need to give a shit. I found it fascinating, so I shared it on Facebook. This sparked a fiery debate in the comment thread. At first it was just Friend A... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2013 at said the red-head
It's already been over a week since I arrived in my new city. I always feel like a broken record when I say this, but time truly blows my mind. Pulling up to the house last wednesday feels like last night and yet it really feels like years since I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2013 at said the red-head
Last weekend I said goodbye to a lot of things. They weren't permanent goodbyes, but I think it will be a while til I'm back for extended periods of time. Be prepared, there will probably be some melodrama in this post. Friday, June 28th. Goodbye house! My childhood bedroom was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2013 at said the red-head
On Sunday, I packed up my car and drove away from my hometown of Los Angeles. I had never driven for longer than maybe 5 hours by myself. My lovely little peanut, Cassidy, came with me for two days and flew home from Denver. I was surprised by how easy... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2013 at said the red-head
I am back on track with my mission! Spending that time on the film set was amazing but it made all of my work pile up and get stressful. Things have started to calm down and now I can recommit to my project. Last Thursday, I saw a day early... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2013 at said the red-head
Backstory: A year or so ago, I was becoming closer with a friend through instant message and we talked a lot about bisexuality and she was so confident and interesting when that term was still new to me. I confessed my "love" for her in a moment of blushing passion... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2013 at said the red-head
I got tickets to go see an early screening of Iron Man 3 on tuesday with my friends. In honor of that, I decided to rewatch/watch the first two to prepare. It had been awhile since I saw the first one and I'm not sure if I ever saw the... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2013 at said the red-head
What a crazy movie! I wanted to see We Need To Talk About Kevin when it came out, and then I saw Ezra Miller in Perks of Being a Wallflower and I really wanted to go back to this. It was very bizarre, but totally gorgeous and interesting. The cinematography... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2013 at said the red-head
Last summer I saw my first Woody Allen movie ever. My cast at my theater camp watched Bullets Over Broadway for inspiration. I loved it. By the way, it's coming to Broadway next season! A while back I bought the DVD of Annie Hall at Amoeba and I finally watched... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2013 at said the red-head