Turning 21 While Being Sober

Written by: Sammie Lee Wilhoit Art by: Izzy Dickey   By the time this is published, I will have turned 21. When I think of 21 as a milestone in life, I think of the glamorous Instagram posts of my friends at a bar with a glass of wine or beer or a fancy drink…

Crop Tops & Hookups

Written by: Sammie Lee Wilhoit Art by: Grace Monahan Having sex before marriage is a sin. When my friend lost her virginity in high school, I thought her parents would find out. I thought having sex meant giving up on academics and all of the responsibilities of life. I was certain she would get pregnant…

To The Guys Who Blame Me For Their Feelings

Written by: Sammie Lee Wilhoit Art by: Grace Monahan This is a PSA for anyone guilting other people for your feelings: they aren’t in charge of how you feel! In the past year, I’ve had many guys blame me for making them feel sad, depressed, or guilty. In many cases, the reason for this statement…

Seventh-Grade Heartbreak

Written by Sammie Lee Wilhoit My heart was sore and ached for days. I spent weeks crying on the couch. When I finally got enough energy, I sat at the piano and wrote a song that sounded like a creaky swing. I missed her green eyes that flickered gold around around her pupil. I missed…