Why One of My Oldest Friends Thought I Was a Porn Star

“Can I ask you an awkward question?” he asked me in his drunken stupor, via Snapchat messages. “I’m going to do it anyway. Have you done porn, and if so, where is it?”

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Why did my best friend ‘ghost’ me?

“What did I do to ruin our friendship? What happened to us?” I asked, three years since the last time we had spoken.
“We just lost touch,” she said.
No, we didn’t lose touch. I tried to hit you up so many times over the past three years and this is the first time you responded. <– That’s what I should have said, but instead I said, “okay.” Continue reading

Late Night Rant #2: Angry Facebook

Please see Late Night Rant #1 if interested. This is completely different. This post is in defiance of my mother and also proof that she never reads my blog – ever.

Topics discussed:

  • Anxiety
  • Angry Facebook
  • Talking about talking about politics
  • Poverty
  • Shame
  • New Years Resolution

Continue at your own risk.

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A Year Underwater

Today, right now, it feels like I’ve emerged from something – a cloud, an ocean, or whatever – to the rest of the world. As if the entire past year was just a compressed acquisition of nothing, the submerged part of an iceberg that I can no longer see. What happened and where was I?

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“You’re going to Hell.”

It seems everyone has at least one horror story from attending Catholic school. One of mine (I have many) comes from my 5th grade religion class.

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How Taking Myself Too Seriously Ruined Me

Hey there!

I recently wrote a piece for a new website called “Twenties + Adulting” about my experiences working in the film industry as an unnecessarily pretentious perfectionist and how my perspective on life + happiness completely changed. If you’ve been keeping up with The Barefoot Aya, you know that many other experiences somewhat forcibly changed my perspective, which you can read about here. Below is an excerpt of the piece and a link to the full article. I will occasionally contribute to this new website and I’m very excited. Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy!

-Aya

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Tinder: The Dos and Don’ts

If you’re a typical lonely human in the sad, sad world of growing individualistic technology, you may have downloaded the Tinder App at one point in your lifetime. At first, like most, I was skeptical of dating apps and dating websites. Online dating has had a bad reputation since it first came out. It’s for weird people who can’t find a date otherwise is the typical saying. Lately, however, online dating has blown up and since we spend so much time on our phones and less time in the company of actual living, breathing people, how can this come at a surprise?

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