#BestinDelusionalWhiteMen Long Reads

For the last several months I have been entertaining myself between work emails by delving into the Longform.org archives. One recurring theme in my internet journalism travels is the exploits of white men who reach for the stars and fall far short. Here are some of my favorites.

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We Need To Trust Ourselves

I am not a trusting person. This stems from a childhood with a deadbeat biological father who made a ton of promises he didn’t intend to keep. Yes, clichéd “daddy issues.” One of the many reasons I knew my husband was the one I wanted to marry is because he is the first man I have ever trusted completely that I wasn’t related to. Read More We Need To Trust Ourselves

Advice to the Girl I Was

If you have a passive interest in astrology and what the planets have to teach us, you will know that by most accounts, two weeks ago was supposed to be a big astrological week. The planet Neptune was due to end its sojourn, which began in 1998, in Aquarius and enter Pisces on February 3rd. It was explained that this is big news because it is the last time that Neptune will be in Aquarius in our lifetimes. What the specifics of this change mean, I will leave to the astrologers to explain further. Read More Advice to the Girl I Was

Ask Dr. Susan vs. Ask Dr. Laura: “Please Help Me to Fix My Husband”

It’s like I joined the Witness Protection Program, except the exact opposite. Hi. I’m Susan. I used to go by Malyshka, which isn’t my real name, but I decided that doing so was dumb. So now I go by Susan, which IS my real name. Hi! You should still ask me stuff.

This week, I’m going to go up against Dr. Laura again, because it’s fun. But if you have a pressing issue, please ask! I will advise you just like Dr. Laura does, only way better. Read More Ask Dr. Susan vs. Ask Dr. Laura: “Please Help Me to Fix My Husband”

You Don’t Need More Self Control (Independence Day Edition!)

How often do you hear or say phrases like this?

“My eating is so out of control.” Read More You Don’t Need More Self Control (Independence Day Edition!)

Sssshhhh!!! Can You Keep a Secret?

In Hey, That’s MY Business! Information Control I talked about the ways people try to control others by attempting to dictate what they can and can’t talk about.  Some people, I argued,  like to label topics as “their business,” which is to put it plainly, a lie.  Read More Sssshhhh!!! Can You Keep a Secret?