Ep 3: Beige Nightmares

I’ve had Insomnia throughout my teenage years. I’d close my eyes and wait for sleep but it wouldn’t come, so Insomnia became my friend. We would read, watch late-night TV, look at the first morning light. I’ve had sleepless nights during my military service, too. I needed more time to be myself, lying awake in bed, […]

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Ep. 2: Bootcamp Sucks

This is one of the most painful lessons I’ve ever learned: I am outrageously, disappointingly, disgustingly, privileged. Growing up with the rich kids, I always felt like I was the underdog. My friends always had more money than I did, their families traveled more, they had better clothes, their parents weren’t divorced. But in Bootcamp, […]

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Ep. 1: Little May

Ep 1: Little May The early-morning fog has faded, and the mid-July sun floods the parking lot. We walk inside the military base, loaded to the brim with 18-year-old girls like me, all being drafted today. On top of everybody towers an electric sign, names written on it in electric red, changing every few minutes. […]

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