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by Nanea Hoffman in Notes from Nanea

My dearest Sweatpants & Coffee tribe, I’ve been thinking a lot about being in over my head, which seems to be my natural state of existence. Also, about how you never [...]


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  • A Marriage, Best Left Unturned

    February 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

    My six-year-old son, Asher, and I walk along the creek bed half a mile from our small yellow house in our suburban neighborhood. He loves it when we fish for leaves and [...]
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    Meet ACE, My First Abusive Boyfriend

    February 4, 2018 // 2 Comments

    CN: sexual assault, rape abuse One of the hardest experiences in my life has been enduring and getting out of an eight year long, emotionally abusive relationship. It’s an [...]
  • What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis, Anyway?

    February 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

    With Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day on February 2, this is a great time to talk about what the disease actually is, and what living with it is like. 1.3 million Americans [...]
  • The Price of Black Girl Magic

    January 24, 2018 // 3 Comments

    I had been on suicide watch for two days. Every hour on the hour, a female floor attendant knocked on the metal frame of the bed to make sure I was still alive. The bed [...]
  • “I live between the realms of success and failure. That is my secret. Depression doesn’t run me. That’s where I get work done.” [...]
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    Of Tossed Walls and Broody Birds

    January 8, 2018 // 1 Comment

    We met the new neighbors quite by accident one April Sunday.  It was one of those days when, instead of jumping in the car to chase adventure, you opt to stay where you are [...]

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