• Kahini Mehta

    commitment issues

    the other side of heartbreak

    March 22, 2019
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    By the time I was 12, I’d been dubbed a late bloomer. And it was true: I was late to my birth, late to shedding 60 pounds of “puppy fat,” and certainly late to most events before 9 a.m. But in the age of Tinder, Bumble, and countless other apps, which all my friends had […]

    shaped

    from contortionist to woman

    March 8, 2019
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    From the day I set foot in my first school, I knew what I was. I was not a woman. I was not a girl. I was a contortionist: bending my limbs and entangling my arms until I could fit into whatever box felt the snuggest around my hips. The box was like one made […]

    to all the boys who screwed her (over)

    from her best friend

    February 22, 2019
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    My best friend and I, we were transcendent. She transcended boundaries, and I transcended borders to be her best friend. My other friends hated it. “I just don’t agree with her lifestyle,” one of them told me one day. I told her she didn’t have to. My best friend acted like she didn’t care. Most […]