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For more than 2 decades, I have written in a diary almost every single day. And guess what? I saved them ALL. Each week, I will be reading from these archives and getting to know myself from the lens of my 10, 16, 25, and 36-year-old self. We'll explore big topics such as body image, queerness, divorce, addiction, mental health, and friendship. I'll read cringy poems and attempt to find compassion for the painful tenderness of my younger self. Join the drama of me and my guests as we explore ...
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Content Warning: This episode describes multiple sexual assaults. It's 2002. It's the summer before high school starts. I am straddling the line between young, innocent 13-year-old girl who just wants to decorate my journal with glitter and go to the mall with my friends, and a very grown-up young woman who is about to experience one of the most tr…
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I read my diary from 2017, through tears, as I recount the events that led to me filing for bankruptcy. I re-live some of the most anxiety-ridden days of my life and talk about what it was like for me to move back in with my father when I was 29-years-old. I take you on some twists and turns and get choked up more than once. It's all in the name of…
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"Fruit for breakfast. Veggies, fruit, and crackers for lunch. Something light for dinner. No snack." This episode has a LOT going on so buckle up! This diary starts on New Year's Day, 2002. I am 13 going on 14 and have just gotten drunk for my first time. I am eternally embarrassed by my mother. I am worried about my sister. My dad asks me if I'm a…
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"I don't know how to love myself when I'm sad..." When I set out to launch a podcast, my main goal was to have a space to sit and talk to my writer friends about not just words, but grief and mental health and psychology and healing. This episode is my wish embodied! 27-year-old me got to hang out with 27-year-old Maria Mosca and tea was spilled!!!…
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In this episode, I have just entered eighth grade and the World Trade Centers were attacked. I am angry and bitter and confused about life, death, my sexuality, and my sister's indifference. I'll also share the story of how I met my very best friend and why we never dated. This episode is loaded with the kind of angst that really made me giggle. --…
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"We met. We fell in love. We went to Paris. We said goodbye." <3 In this episode, I read from my diary titled, "Eurotrip 2018." I eat pot brownies in Amsterdam, turn thirty in Alfama, fall on my face in Porto, fall in love-ish with a man named Marco in Paris, and end my trip in Spain. During this season of my life, I was six months out of an eight-…
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In this episode, I'll be reading my very first diary... or at least, the first diary that I kept. Its cover is decorated in the phone numbers of every kid in my class plus some glitter for good measure. In the back, there is a glossary where I define "love," "like," "dump," and "crush." Listen as I meet up with ten-year-old me for a tea - we talk a…
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