By Magenta Ranero

Magenta Ranero is a Brooklyn-based writer. She is very active on her Tumblr, blogs here and also contributes to Wellesley Underground.

  1. The words always stood out ominously: “Tell me about yourself.” Any time I met potential new friends or went on a date or had a job interview, that’s when I’d get into trouble. Sooner or later, there would be the big open-ended question. Sooner or later I’d have to talk about myself. I would try and start off by listing and explaining my interests, and then after a while I might say, “Well, I’m a…

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