profile: pro piercer – shane ocell

PROFILE: PROFESSIONAL BODY PIERCER SHANE OCELL – a man who professionally puts needles through nipples, navels, nostrils, etc. The scent of antiseptic fanned past my nose as I walked in. A bald man, brawny and easy on the eyes, stood behind an L-shaped glass case of jewelry. The sleeves of his shirt rolled up above his elbows and […]

Un-cliché answer to cliché question: what’s your, like, dream job

Since my thirteenth birthday, a birthday I remember for a lot of reasons, I’ve known what I want to be when I grow up. I’ve always known I wanted to be a writer, since about third grade. But on my fourteenth birthday I knew who I wanted to write for. But first there’s some background. […]

The guest speaker in class today

Today in one of my classes a speaker named Katherine Schneider came in to talk to us about the Internet and making it accessible for people with disabilities. Schneider is a clinical psychologist. She has also been blind since birth. When I arrived to class, a little late because the shuttle bus was running slower […]