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What It’s Like to Be 33 in This Age of Anxiety

There is no blueprint for what happens next when a Black, goal-oriented, Type A, self-injuring, bulimic turns one year older

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I have a confession: I hate my birthday.

This year, July slid past me with the efficacy of a pickpocket: after it was long gone, I realized that…




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Latria Graham

Latria Graham

5th generation farmer living in Spartanburg, SC. Instagram: mslatriagraham) Twitter (@LatriaGraham) and you can read more of my work at LatriaGraham.com

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