Family and Politics

I did this thing. I came out to my parents… as a Bernie fan. Coming from the south I was raised in a conservative household, but I grew up in Austin so I had the opportunity to grow up in a mass of different political theories. My parents were also always very clear that I should think for myself. So when I told my mom that I felt “The Burn” she didn’t say, “maybe you should see someone about that.” She replied positively and said that it showed a lot of character. When I texted my dad (yes I texted shame on me). I simply said, “I don’t know if you know this but I am a fan of Bernie.” After what felt like an eternity, he texted me back saying, “No I did not know about that. What do you like about him?” Sensible good response and he gave me the opportunity to share why I liked this old man with fluffy – but not creepy – hair.

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Pollen v. Brittany

So there is lots of suffering going on in the world right now. Yes, you named it. It’s allergy season. It’s spring and the pollen has come out to make everything pretty and alive again, except for my nose because it’s obviously trying to kill that. This isn’t a new thing for me. We have a lot of the same trees in Austin that are here in Savannah.

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