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Three Things That Happened When I Started To Be Open About Who I Am

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One of the things my friends would be likely to tell you about me is that I’m “not afraid to be who I am.” It’s a really nice thing to say, and it has been an interesting idea to me for some time now, for a few different reasons. The first reason is that people have been saying this about me since before I actually felt secure in who I was. The second is that…

My Experience With Bipolar, An FAQ

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Something that I don’t talk about enough is my own experience with bipolar disorder. I am pretty open about the fact that I am bipolar, but I feel like people aren’t able to connect the fact that I’m bipolar with the fact that I am also one of the most consistently positive people they know. I get it– a lot of times, people who are bipolar have obvious stories of struggle and sometimes you can…

I Paid $4 To Have Donations Picked Up From My Apartment & Dropped Off. Here’s How.

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I moved to NYC with a couple suitcases and a few thousand dollars, and almost 3 years later I find myself with more clothes, shoes, and decor that I could handle. Like almost every person I know in this city, I don’t really have much room to just be storing stuff. Also, like almost every person I know who has moved here, my fitness has improved and my style has been bumped up a few…

The 6 Things That Made This The Best Summer Of My Life

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I’ll just come out and say that this has been the best summer of my life, and I’m really sad to see it go. I have had such a blast, and I feel like a whole new version of myself that I’m so in love with. So much happened and I had so much fun. I wanted to sit down and reflect so that one day when I’m old and bored I can look back and…

My Latest Posts

Here’s Why I Decided To March for Women

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Written by Benjamin Hawes January 22, 2017 As I marched through the streets of our nation’s capital this weekend, I couldn’t help but think of the stories of others who have marched these streets through American History. Millions of people stood up for women’s rights,…

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12 Things Americans Can Do To Reject Injustice in 2017

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12 Things Americans Can Do To Reject Injustice in 2017 Written by Benjamin Hawes  I cannot help but think about the current state of America when reflecting on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior. When I consider the difference between MLK and myself,…

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Ben’s 3 Resolutions for 2017

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  2016 absolutely had low points, but as I reflect, I realize it was a pivotal year for me. I learned and I grew. I made mistakes, and I was told no so many times that it broke me. When I turned 24 in June,…

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From a Millennial: 5 Things I’m Tired Of Hearing

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  Hello World, There has been a mistake in the perception of my generation, and I’m sorry to see that, but don’t worry! I’m here to help. I wanted to send this post out to help clear things up. Here a list of misinformed assumptions,…

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So Here I Am: Ben’s Reactions to Election Results

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November 10, 2016; 5:44AM by Benjamin Hawes When I was twelve years old, I had a teacher whose name I cannot remember, but whose lessons I can. Every day I would walk into his classroom for fourth period world history, and listen and learn about…

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The Ten Things That Define Who I Am

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Identity is obviously so important, and it’s also super relevant. A few years ago, I wrote a post called “Here are literally 50 things you can talk to me about other than me being gay” and it was a cool way to reflect on who…

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Ben’s 7 Steps Toward Total Happiness

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People would say I’m v happy, and that’s because I am. A friend of mine ask me how I do it, and that’s how I decide on all of my blog posts. So here are my 7 steps for total happiness in this world. Let’s…

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Headshots: My Idea For A Dream Karaoke Bar

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Ever since I saw the movie “Burlesque” with Cher and Christina Aguilera, I have been able to envision myself opening a hot bar and nightclub where people come to have the time of their lives, and I could become a local icon. I already have…

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V-Day Press Release: Ben’s Official Stance on Dating

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I’m not at a place where I’m looking to date because it’s not the right time. I’m working on just becoming a successful 10 first, and then I’ll get more into it. I eventually want to be 50% of a hot strong power couple, and I…

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