Friday, January 15 2021 - 3:52 AM

Jael Amador

writes from New York, New York.

Writer’s Block

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Most of my friends are artists. I don’t know why it’s like this, but I seem to surround myself with people who love to and …

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How Do You Think?

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I’ve been hearing the phrase “finding your passion” quite a bit in the past few weeks. The phrase seems to be everywhere, and everyone I …

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My Fellowship

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“I’ve been in here for far too long,” I thought while locked in the bathroom stall. “People might start talking!” My thoughts may have been …

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The Broken Body

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I am a Christian which means that I belong to a body of believers. There’s no way to put this nicely, but my body of …

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I Need Rest

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Sundays are hard. But I remember when they weren’t. I remember when they were the one day that I allowed myself to wake up without …

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The Present is a Gift

“So,” she said, “What do you like to do for fun?” My silence took us both by surprise. It had been years since anyone had …

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Persistent

My aunt Kaisa is one of my favorite people in the world. I affectionately call her “Titi,” which is a nickname meaning “aunt,” commonly used …

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A Lot of Work

“I’m cynical,” I said as I sat across from my best friend at a small French restaurant that had been the talk of the very …

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Be Bold

“Take me to the supermarket!” is a phrase I didn’t think I would find myself yelling at the top of my lungs to my best …

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Harsh Feedback

Fledgling songwriters, some of whom I have never met before, often email me and ask me to listen to their music. I used to get …

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