What does the view look like on Biden-Harris inauguration day?

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Josh Haner. NYTimes.


COVID-19 made our modern romance an old-fashioned courtship

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Photo by Tim Mossholder. Pexels.


Your Other Dad Says: Change your expectations and stay in the moment


Navigating code-switching, authenticity, and professors who won’t keep up.

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Dear Other Dad —
I attend a predominantly white institution, which is also a school for fine arts. I am a theater major and we have voice and speech classes. Sometimes while trying accents and dialects, it is very clear that “proper speech” sounds nothing like how I speak at all and I get self-conscious when trying to adjust how I speak. My tone has been called harsh/hostile when I am just passionate or confident. I don’t know how to adjust that all the time. I occasionally feel like I’m internally rejecting my authenticity/assimilating. Nevertheless, I take it in as a skill to learn and pull from whenever it is needed. When do I turn this on and off? Is this my audition voice? …


Your Other Dad says: Factor in context, safety, and who’s got your back.

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Photo: Ike Louie for Pexels.


Love, loss, healing, and hope — it all goes on the tree.

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When my loved ones voted for Trump in 2016, they said to give him a chance. How do I make them care about what happened to my family after?



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In 2020, theaters are sending messages they can’t even see.


“We figured she was a healthy 17-year-old, so she would be fine.”

About

David Valdes

David Valdes is a Cuban-American playwright and author. He’s written about family, race, and LGBTQ issues for the New York Times, Boston Globe, and HuffPo.

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