Two Girls Who Gave Up Their Existence

I am no longer human, merely another number. Nothing more than cattle, to be done with as they see fit. My face is invisible; all that matters is the string of digits tattooed on my skin—this is me, I am theirs. This is my identity, this is my prison. Do I exist? Am I alive? …

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How I’ve Come To Grips With NOT Being Normal

"I read your last blog and what you said about being sixteen and asking yourself 'why do I have to have my beliefs?' resonated with me. I'd love to read how you came to terms with having certain beliefs or convictions that limit you from living the 'normal American' life. Assuming that you have come …

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The Superhero Who Earned the Right to Exist: A Comic Book Review

My sister loves comics books. A while back she found this comic book at a library and told me, "It's about this guy without a social security number. The whole book is about the government trying to kill him, but at the end he's when they decide they like him they try to reward him …

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“I Dream Of Living Safely Free”: Interview with MEB

Today I have an interview with a young girl whose mother wishes her to remain anonymous. Welcome to my blog, M! Can you introduce yourself to the readers? I like painting and art in general. I’m really passionate about herbalism and the whole naturalpathic world that’s out there just waiting to be truly seen. I …

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“You Can’t Be A Philosophicker And A Politicker At The Same Time”: Libertarian Essays By A. J. Nock

Title: The State of the Union Author: Albert Jay Nock Review on Goodreads Amazon They have helped the truth along without encumbering it with themselvesAlbert Jay Nock This book was loaned to me shortly before I came to Germany. I didn't have a lot of reading time back in the States, so I brought it …

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To Raise One’s Children: Guest Post With Connie White

I was so thrilled when I discovered one of the writers from my writing community has been raised similarly to me for a time. I loved hearing some of her story, and I'm excited to share some of it with you. Also, as a side note, my parents were also homeschooled in the '80s, and …

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“I Expected To Fail” The Story Behind My Passport

I first applied for my passport about three years ago, expecting to be denied. That's not to say I didn't plan to ever get my passport. I just thought it was a worthless pursuit. At this point in my life, I was ready to be done with the identity of "not existing" and simply apply …

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How To Ask For Permission On Your Own Terms: Obtaining a Driver’s License

Like every brainless sixteen year old, I couldn't wait to get my driver's license. Why? Maybe to see friends more often? Or maybe just to have a bit more freedom from my parents? I had nowhere I really wanted or needed to go, yet I wanted to drive very much. But, unlike many teenagers, I …

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