Misogynistic behaviours are not black and white, which can make them difficult to spot

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I was arguing on FaceTime with my now ex-partner about our financial dynamics. Not one to back down, I was trying to figure out why he was thinking this way.

At the time, we were discussing whether or not he would be okay with me making more money than him…

Spoiler alert: it doesn’t get easier, but I’ve found peace in my decisions

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The other day, I woke up and scrolled on Instagram, as I normally would, when I came across my ex’s story. It was a succession of pictures celebrating his three-year anniversary with his current partner.

I’m not going to lie — I did pause for a brief second because it…

I should be jumping with joy about getting into this school, yet, I’m dreading it a bit

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“How do you feel? You must be really excited!”

I stared back at my supervisors for a short while, unsure of how to answer the question.

“To be honest the excitement hasn’t hit me yet. I don’t know if it will.”

I am God awful at a lot of things…

Being single does not mean a life of loneliness — it can be one of the most formative chapters of your life

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For anyone that has gone through it or is going through it, your 20s are a confusing period of your life.

Either your friends and the people you went to school with are settling down, getting married, purchasing their first home, and having children or globetrotting across the world, living…

You most likely already do them, but it can have a much bigger impact than you previously thought

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In our current digital age, the concept of a “writer” has evolved and shifted. When we think of a “writer”, we think about traditional writing jobs such as novelists, journalists, and columnists.

However, the internet and social media have changed the playing field. Many individuals who don’t come from technical…

Personally, I don’t see the point of it

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Edit: This piece was written before Medium announced its Medium Writer’s Challenge. The writing challenge spoken about in this article is the 30-day writing challenge. However, I won’t be participating in Medium’s either, but a story for another time perhaps.

When I open my Medium front page, I’ll usually find…

A personal discussion on two interconnected “natural” disasters that require our attention

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For those of us living in the Pacific North West, wildfire season is upon us, as there are over 295 currently in British Columbia.

However, this year has felt different.

We just experienced a severe and unprecedented heatwave, that may have possibly resulted in at least 808 deaths in British…

While we all do it sometimes, being able to spot the signs of being taken for granted will allow us to be better in relationships

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We all have very different and fulfilling relationships in our lives, whether that be with friends, romantic partners, family, etc…

However, there are times when we feel like we are being underappreciated or taken advantage of. We have all been there.

It’s important to recognize that all relationships ebb and…

Angela Phan

Just another ‘Zillennial’ trying to make sense of the world ✨. I write about relationships, self-development, climate, and everything in between.

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