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Abby Higgs
Abby Higgs graduated from The University of Baltimore's MFA in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts Program. More of her words are available at

Entries by Abby Higgs

Young Voter Fail

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2014 | 7:36 PM

I woke up to the news of the mass Republican conquest on TV. Shaking my head in denial, I thought, Is this for real? Had this actually happened overnight? No way. I must still be dreaming.

Apparently, the citizens of my reliably-blue home state (Maryland) had elected a Republican --...

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Zen and the Art of Therapeutic Food Shopping

(0) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 1:16 PM

I started IOP (intensive outpatient rehab) in September 2012. After work, for eight consecutive weeks, I reported to a clinic in downtown Baltimore. Sessions lasted three hours, after which I'd reward myself with a trip to a nearby grocery store. It's typical, almost expected, of addicts in early recovery to...

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The B.A.A.A.D. Scale: How I Rose to My Bottom

(1) Comments | Posted September 23, 2013 | 12:17 PM

When "The Great Adderall Shortage of 2011" hit -- an anarchic phenomenon limited primarily to the confines of clinic waiting rooms and pharmacy counters, propelled by insufficient supply and colossal demand -- I had already switched to Vyvanse. When all over the country, adults and children suffering from ADHD made...

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Notes of a Filthy Young Woman

(1) Comments | Posted February 8, 2013 | 11:12 AM

Before Cindy, there were at least a hundred women. Maybe more.

There was Giselle, who sat by me in a linguistics course and confessed to me her academic frustration in windy little Germanic whispers: "Gott, if da prof mentionz morphemes vun mare time, I'll phonetically fomit!" She smelled like...

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