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#BoomFestX

My writing, posted elsewhere.

“The 10th Annual Boomtown Film and Music Festival, or #BoomFestX, kicked off on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017. If you weren’t there, you don’t know what you missed, so let me teach you a thing or seven. When I finish, you’ll either put a giant “11th Annual BoomFest” on your calendar for February 2018, or I’ll stop liking you. Your call.”

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Why am I afraid?

Why am I afraid? Maybe I’m not. My fear is not the fear of those with less privilege than me.

I will be ok.

Of course I will – I am white. Yes, I’m female, but I believe both genders suffer in a world that says, “Men: be this way. Women: be that way” and then punishes those who say, “No.”

If I’m not afraid, what am I?

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Why You Should Ask Why

Always seek yourself. I’ve internalized that mantra since high school. When life felt full of questions, I wrote them down. Sometimes I found answers, sometimes I found more questions. More importantly, over time, I found myself.

Millennials are constantly derided for our “me” focus, but looking inward makes us grow. We’re a generation that asks, “Why?”

Older generations hate that question – we see it lampooned frequently in family sitcoms. A beleaguered adult wit-wrestles with a child who repeatedly asks, “Why?”

And what is the reaction?

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