• anna harvey

    I’ll Be Wearing Green Velvet

    some words on reinvention

    September 20, 2017
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    It’s hanging in my closet now, nestled between T-shirts and button-downs, carving a category for itself. My Going Out Shirt. Shirts, if you count the other vaguely shimmery pieces on either side, the ones I wear to class and the library and, most often, while lounging in bed. It’s green, my Going Out Shirt, green […]

    A Half-Formed Thing

    Snippets from 19 years

    April 20, 2017
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    I do not know what I look like. Newly released from biology book diagrams, where do my legs fit? How wide do they spread? My fingernails are probably the translucent shell-pink that doesn’t show up on ultrasounds. My grandmother looks at my skinny limbs, round body, and white tuft of hair and calls me “Little […]

    Always

    revisiting childhood favorites as an almost-adult

    March 23, 2017
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    “Always.” To any Harry Potter fan, this is the only proper response to the question posed in the title. To me, it’s one of four. As a Laura Ingalls Wilder devotee, I picture a little house in the big woods with a fire blazing and corn biscuits toasting. A Lemony Snicket enthusiast, I can imagine […]

    Flavored Vodka and Cheekbone Glitter

    college parties as liminal spaces

    March 9, 2017
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    It is the first Friday of the semester, and I’m sitting with my back pressed against my friend’s dresser, laughing as she snaps pictures for her Snapchat story. I will end the night curled on top of my bed, crying more than I have in over a year. After a series of lighthearted jabs from […]

    Where You Lead

    In Defense of Revival Rory

    December 8, 2016
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    Before I start, I should mention that this is not an unequivocal exoneration of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, Netflix’s reboot of the beloved, small-town mother-daughter dramedy I can easily call my favorite show.  I’ve still got too many feelings, not all of them good, about the whole endeavor, but I’m waiting on […]