Statement

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This summer I have been working as a hostess at a tourist trap restaurant spot on Martha’s Vineyard, an island off of Massachusetts. 

 

EXT. SEAFOOD SHANTY – Clam shack located on Martha’s Vineyard

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Our sense of normalcy has all but eroded over the past few months. Classes have moved online, restaurants have closed and we can’t see our friends. The world we left when we locked down in March is a far cry from our world today.

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In a little over a month, it’ll be the anniversary of my childhood cat and dog’s death. It may sound morbid and depressing, and that’s because it is.

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On June 10, I opened Twitter to see it aflame with tweets regarding President Donald Trump’s controversial election campaign rally being held in Tulsa, Okla. on June 19. Curious about the outrage, I clicked on the trending topic.

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I am an idealist who is obsessed with reality. I understand that this statement makes no sense. Let me elaborate. Ever since I was little, I’ve been intensely concerned with fairness.

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Today I’ve been on Instagram, Tik Tok, Youtube, probably Web MD and Snapchat. I’ve seen posters, listened to music, read labels and skimmed over descriptions from email subscriptions I forgot I even had.

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The transition into the new decade was bursting with promise. The world, it seemed, was on the precipice of change. Across the globe, riots were breaking out and cities were overrun by protesters.

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COVID-19 has hit nearly every community in the world.

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A common misconception about “coming out” is that it represents a clean break, where there is a definitive moment when you’re in the closet and when you’re fully out in public.

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Every morning I wake up and aimlessly scroll through my phone. I usually begin by checking my texts, then move to my email, then Instagram, then Facebook.