The Words of a Woman

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Laura Sim from southern California, currently studying English at Dartmouth.

Interests include reading literature, listening to public radio, exploring cities across America, writing as both a blogger and a journalist, discovering new and eclectic music, photographing bits of daily life, and fighting on platforms central to social justice issues.

A few things I care about include consciousness-raising for social progression, outlets for creativity and exploration, appreciation for the fine arts, mastering the art of good conversation, and the constantly changing subjects of my chronic existential crises.

Oh, and you could say that I'm a fan of Ira Glass.

twitter.com/LauraSim1126:

    A special feature on the website that’s nearly done! Special thanks to Ziyuan Liu ‘16 for helping the liberal arts majors of TDL with coding.

    A special feature on the website that’s nearly done! Special thanks to Ziyuan Liu ‘16 for helping the liberal arts majors of TDL with coding.

    — 1 week ago
    Tune in to our first episode to hear Jesse Victoroff’s story on finding, and not finding home.

    Tune in to our first episode to hear Jesse Victoroff’s story on finding, and not finding home.

    — 1 week ago

    sadgayblog:

    I just finished an interview for the radio program I co-direct with my friend… It was with a formerly undocumented student who transferred to Dartmouth… And oh my god, her story is so amazing and crazy. I just feel really grateful to have heard her story and overwhelmed and moved and ahhhh!

    — 1 week ago with 6 notes

    sadgayblog:

    SO MANY EMAILS. SO MANY RESPONSIBILITIES. SO MANY STRESS.

    But actually my life is awesome because I get to do public policy consulting for a Vermont non-profit for a class I’m taking, I’m learning material that will help me do research in the former Eastern Bloc post-grad, and I’m directing a radio program with one of my best friends. SO YEAH. I’M WINNING AT LIFE (kind of).

    FUQ YEAH ALL THIS STRESS WILL BE OVER SOON IVAN.

    — 1 week ago with 9 notes
    maritamaus:

Saving this here so I can paste it on the right person’s Facebook wall when their birthday rolls around.

    maritamaus:

    Saving this here so I can paste it on the right person’s Facebook wall when their birthday rolls around.

    — 1 week ago with 8 notes

    For those of y’all who aren’t caught up on This American Life business, the TAL staff just released their first spin-off. Check it out at serialpodcast.org! 

    (via evelynchapman)

    — 1 week ago with 2 notes
    whatxgives:

Billboard #drawing from last weekend’s #thisamericanlife (at Pizza Lab)

Just how we at TDL are feeling about producing this first episode.

    whatxgives:

    Billboard #drawing from last weekend’s #thisamericanlife (at Pizza Lab)

    Just how we at TDL are feeling about producing this first episode.

    — 1 week ago with 42 notes
    vacillations asked: Have you been listening to Serial? What do you think of it?


    Answer:

    I absolutely love it. I think Sarah Koenig is doing such a great job. 

    It combines a lot of the investigative journalism that TAL has been attempting (and succeeding!) to do for the last few years, right? (Think Harper High, the crazy judge story, etc.) But it also has that storytelling element, the mythical/other worldly element of the non-everyday, and all other great components that go into great radio journalism.

    The one flaw I do see in it, though – and it’s really not so much a flaw, but let’s say I tune out for just one episode; maybe I’m listening to it with only 70% of my normal listening attention. This means I’d be lost for the rest of the season. Unlike regular episodes of TDL/Radiolab/even The Moth, it’s pretty unforgiving if you miss an episode/little section. That said, the same can be said about TV shows, so I really can’t fault them.

    I love it. What do you think!?! 

    — 1 week ago
    🍂🍂

    🍂🍂

    — 1 week ago
    in the midst of sound-mixing Ep. 1: Home Is Where The Heart Is @thisdartmouthlife

    in the midst of sound-mixing Ep. 1: Home Is Where The Heart Is @thisdartmouthlife

    — 2 weeks ago with 4 notes
    True friendship is Wednesday night studying over EBAs and jazz. @polyesther321

    True friendship is Wednesday night studying over EBAs and jazz. @polyesther321

    — 2 weeks ago
    Fall farmers market with the bf 🙉

    Fall farmers market with the bf 🙉

    — 2 weeks ago
    Finding a home at Dartmouth →

    llaurasim:

    With the end of my freshman year in sight, it is impossible to say exactly how much I have grown, learned, and really, changed over the course of the past year. I can’t and won’t even begin to reflect wholly on my first year just yet, because I don’t think I have the current emotional capacity…

    It’s already been almost a whole year and a half since I first wrote this. I barely remember doing so.

    — 3 weeks ago with 25 notes
    💐☺️🌳 walks around occom ~

    💐☺️🌳 walks around occom ~

    — 3 weeks ago