Oct 25, 2021
Time to start lying
I am a Hemminger.
I love being a Hemminger. I am proud to be a Hemminger. I had the best parents, Elma and Julius Hemminger.
The Hemminger family adopted me. I came to them when I was about three months old.
Elma (my Mom) had two rules. (Well, actually, she had three). If you did not break the...
Oct 18, 2021
Why the Pursuit of Happiness is F*cked Up
Is this you?
I will be happy once I get my undergraduate degree;
I will be happy once I get into law school;
I will be happy once I finish law school;
I will be happy once I finish my articles and become a lawyer;
I will be happy once I save $(insert your number)...
Oct 11, 2021
Do You Still Dare to Dream?
When I was little, I had the dream of going to University. I dreamt of becoming a lawyer.
I was always dreaming about the kind of life I wanted to create.
Because I was from a working class family, my parents said, “Valorie, university is not for people like us. It is for people with...
Oct 4, 2021
Why I did not have a cigarette this morning
When I woke up this morning, I did not have a cigarette. When I go to parties I don’t smoke or even crave a cigarette. Why? Because I am a non-smoker.
I do not see myself as a smoker and never have. My identity is a lot of things. I identify as a Mom, a step-mom, a dog...