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Carly Oishi

Carly Oishi is the co-producer of the blog and reading series Solo in the 2nd City (solointhe2ndcity.com). She also ...

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What It’s Like To Be 15 Pounds Overweight

I gaze at the mirror to inspect my double chin and puffy cheeks. I imagine the conversations the people in my life have about me behind my back about how I’ve put on a few. I scroll through old Facebook photos of when I was skinnier.

10 Moments That Made Me Hate Dating Online

4. A guy I’d gone on several dates with stopped contacting me after going to my birthday party. Five days later, I text a “?” and eventually, “Is this over?” To which he replied, “I guess so since you seem upset.”

11 Reasons I’m Alone

I’d give everything away to be with someone, allow myself to be taken advantage of, because I haven’t figured out how just being close to someone isn’t enough.