digital nomad | queer, Jewish, she/her | ☕️ | degrees in sociology and women’s studies | socials & patreon: https://linktr.ee/a.tsuneta

Hi, how are you?

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Well, I guess it’s about time that I write about myself, which I do often, but not like this, not in biography form. When About Me Stories asked me to write this I agreed thinking that it would be easy, and each day since I have clicked on this draft in my stories folder, looked at it, and quickly closed it out. You see, I’ve written all about myself on Medium, from my abusive past to my eating disorder to what I am doing at this moment, right here, right now, but I’ve never really sat and given thought to…


These three books taught me more about myself than I ever imagined

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Photo by Ed Robertson on Unsplash

This past year of quarantine has been a time of self-reflection, self-realization, and transformation for myself and so many others. Sitting alone with only your own thoughts allows you to enter the darkest parts of your mind, to sit with them, and to allow them to become a part of you. We spend so much of our lives denying trauma, not realizing what trauma is, and not accepting that abuse and trauma happened to us in the hopes of seeming “strong”.

However, and more importantly, we tend to downplay our trauma, we attempt to explain away the actions of our…


To be a nomad is to understand adventure, hardship, and exploration.

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Photo by Brittany Bendabout on Unsplash

In October of 2020, my husband and I decided to buy a vintage RV, renovate it, and then live and travel in it full time. It’s been a wild ride and almost daily people tell me that what I am doing is living their dream, to which I say that it doesn’t need to be a dream, it can definitely be your reality. However, when you look up van life on Instagram most of what you will see are idyllic photos of beautiful people with not a care in the world, and I hate to break it to you but…


Is it toxic masculinity, white fragility, racism, or a mixture of all three?

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Photo by Armin Lotfi on Unsplash

About a month ago I wrote an article titled, ‘Dear White Men: Your Defense of Whiteness is Astounding,’ of which the comment section got so toxic on Medium that I decided to stop allowing people to comment on that specific piece. I’d never felt like I had to completely silence an entire group of people until I wrote that piece, nevertheless, I did. Then, the unthinkable happened, I was accepted to the News Break Creator program, I reposted that article, and it went viral. In less than 24hrs I have over 200k views and thousands of comments.

I had read…


News Break is a strange place for writers

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A few days ago I reposted an article from Medium to News Break and within three days I had over 3000 comments and 416k+ impressions. Having read about other Medium writer's experiences on News Break I avoided the comment section like the plague (I took a peak, it was bad). After all, the article I reposted was the one article on Medium that I had to disable comments on because they got so toxic. The main difference is that Medium is a place for writers and News Break is not.

As my stats continue to grow and I continue to…


You need to work smarter, not harder.

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I am currently in the process of writing two books, submitting my first manuscript, working full time, and freelancing. I’ve definitely overloaded myself and it is something that I do not recommend anybody to do. Because of this, my writing on Medium has slowed to a trickle; I went from writing nearly every single day and being published nearly every single day to essentially not writing at all. Now, I’m only making royalties vs. the usual payments from Medium which I used to supplement my income once upon a time.

I applied to…


I am here to ask for your help.

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Dear readers,

Though I know this community is small I am reaching out for help. I am currently in the process of writing my first two books and am seeking donations that will allow me to take time off from freelancing and donate my time to complete my books, my passion projects, and hopefully send them off for publication.

I am cross-posting to my Medium community in order to reach far and wide, in the hopes that I can reach you!

So, if you are so inclined, please donate & share my…


Within my first two weeks on Upwork, I made $869; here’s how you can too.

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Photo by Dan Counsell on Unsplash

When I created my Upwork account I expected to make a little bit of extra income by freelancing for clients during my downtime. What I didn’t expect was that within my first week of applying for jobs I landed five jobs and made $286.50. All five of the jobs I landed were extremely simple; I wrote a short story, three blog posts, and re-wrote a company’s ‘name page’ for their website. In all, these jobs took me three hours to complete, averaging about $95.50 …


How do we unbind the shackles of abuse and extend love to ourselves?

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Photo by De'Andre Bush on Unsplash

“Among grown-ups who were wounded in childhood, the desire to be loved by uncaring parents persists, even when there is a clear acceptance of the reality that this love will never be forthcoming, — Bell Hooks in ‘All About Love’

What does love mean to you? Everybody has an answer that is different and complex, much of this answer depends on your upbringing. However, people with abusive pasts often don’t understand the true meaning of love; we often equate love with blood, bound by duty and obligation. We believe that love and abuse can coincide, for example, the parent that…


Who’d have thought a conspiracy theory about satanist pedophiles would be unreal?!

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Qanon, the group of conspiracy theorists that believe that the government is run by satanist-pedophiles that are hiding children in a pizza parlor (or something, honestly, at this point, who cares) are finally realizing that, holy shit, they were wrong! Or rather, that everything they have stood by and believed is a huge lie created by one person (presumably, Jim Watkins), not like we have been telling them that for this entire time but whatever.

With Joe Biden being sworn in, Qanon seeing that the impossible truly happened, has been turning on one another with a force that we haven’t…

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