I always felt something wasn’t right, but others didn’t agree — even after he killed his wife.

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I’ve only now noticed a disturbing cultural bias with it.

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Reconnecting with your surroundings can fill you with unexpected peace and new ideas.

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These stories don’t work for everybody, and they can stop you from trying.

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How “fake it ’til you make it” helped me with body dysmorphia and self-esteem.

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And how you can keep up the contest mentality.

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Why I Loved the MWC


I used to think I knew how to choose my partners, until I fell for a salesman.

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Like Tinder dates, and a pandemic.

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When work becomes toxic.

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I’ve always wanted to disappear. The pandemic gave me room to heal.

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Taru Anniina Liikanen

Finnish by birth, porteña at heart. Politics, writing, life, everything Finland/Latin America.

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