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Harlym Pike: My First Year With Ulcerative Colitis

Harlym Pike is a sophomore at Northwestern University majoring in Psychology and Sociology. She is a member of Delta Zeta Sorority and Brown Sugar which is Northwestern’s Premiere South Asian A Capella Group. Harlym writes of her first year with Ulcerative Colitis…

After dealing with symptoms for over two years, in June of 2018 I was finally diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. Ulcerative colitis is an autoimmune disease characterized by inflammation of the colon. It can be painful, frustrating, and extremely tiring to deal with, and has become a large part of my life now.READ MORE

The Horrific Tipping Point


The 5th of June, 2013, in Hartford, Connecticut had dawned bright and sunny. Later that afternoon Inside the Capitol building, the mood was significantly more somber as Governor Dannel Malloy and other invited guests paid tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.


Sherry Miller Sabatino Lost A Furniture Store (She Wants It Back) Part 2

Recently, after Part 1 of Sherry’s story was posted on my website, she made contact, excited about finally having someone listen to her story, and write about it.

“Ally, I want you to write my book.”
“Sherry, I’m only 16 and I have to go to school.”
“No one else can tell my story like you can!”
“And after school I have track practice, and homework…”
“Ally, you can do it! You have to!”


The Donald Trump Post-Election Reality Show

What happens next, now that, “He’s Hired!”


“It feels unfair,” Chrissy Horansky told me, as she tried to allay the fears of a 16 year old girl regarding the consequences of an impending Donald Trump White House. As a best-selling author and decorated writer for The Huffington Post, and as an eminent spokeswoman for gender equality, Chrissy’s words were to provide an antidote to the feelings of helplessness I and certainly many other girls and women feel these days.READ MORE

Sherry Miller Sabatino Lost a Furniture Store (She Wants it Back)

“I’m broke. I can barely pay my bills. How would you feel?” I am sitting in a well-kept home off of Airport Road in the resort town of Destin, Florida. At the end of a long evening’s interview with Sherry Miller Sabatino, I think she is asking me a rhetorical question. But actually, Sherry is sincere, and she really wants to know how a 16 year old girl would feel about being 70ish years old and broke. How would anyone feel if they had heard her story?READ MORE