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Odelia Kaly
Odelia Kaly is a high school student in New York City. She writes a fashion blog called You're A Tulle and attends shows during New York Fashion Week. When she's not in school or on the subway -- two things that occupy the bulk of her time -- Odelia can often be found doing yoga, reading, writing, making art, or laughing maniacally. She is considering a career as an essayist, but she does not want to rule out the option of abandoning society and becoming a shepherd.

Entries by Odelia Kaly

Why Harry Styles' 'Not That Important' Is Massively Important

(8) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 1:21 PM

Some people are very confused when I tell them that I love One Direction. It doesn't quite fit my persona: the radical trans-feminist-anarchist-vegan-activist persona. I was completely shocked by it myself in the beginning, and at times it still feels a bit out of character. I resisted for four years,...

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Happy Birthday, Jack

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 5:00 PM

A wise man once said, "When I come to Paris in March and get drunk and pass out you may all stomp me to death in the gutters of St. Danis and I will rise going Hm he h eee hee hee he ha ha and be Quasimodo." This man...

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Robot Apocalypse

(15) Comments | Posted September 26, 2013 | 11:00 AM

There's a small Calvin and Hobbes comic strip I've read countless times since I first discovered it in a collection at my grandmother's house. In it, Calvin tells Hobbes that he read a book where robots take over the world, and they both agree that it's a frightening thought. All...

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Soul Food

(6) Comments | Posted August 28, 2013 | 10:04 AM

A spiritual experience. It wasn't quite what I was actively searching for, but it was a hidden desire, buried deep underneath layers of post-middle school dust and slowly being shaken awake by my recently kindled fascination with yoga. But I think I found it. Or I found one.


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The Right to Be a Woman

(2) Comments | Posted May 31, 2013 | 10:26 AM

I never really understood why feminism existed. In my earlier years, that was because I was considerably ignorant on the subject. I grasped the fact that women have never been socially, economically, politically, or anything-ly equal to men, but I just didn't understand why that was true. We're all just...

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Why I'm Worried About Social Media

(41) Comments | Posted November 21, 2012 | 7:47 AM

It all started with institutionalized education. Well, really, it began with an entrepreneurial Harvard student trying to connect the world. Mark Zuckerberg and his social media successors aside, my initiation into a world of Facebook-obsessed adolescents was highly unpleasant. Despite the fact that making friends with real, live people was...

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Street Style: The Lensman's Struggle

(7) Comments | Posted September 19, 2012 | 9:13 AM

I used to have the utmost respect for street style photography. When I discovered its existence just days before I began my blog, I kept the nine pictures I'd collected off the Internet in a folder on my computer and looked at them every night before I went to sleep...

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Fair Trade: A Utopian Concept Surviving in a Dystopian World

(5) Comments | Posted July 19, 2012 | 9:20 AM

I was nine years old the first time I encountered the concept of fair trade. The students in the grade above me had studied organic fair trade coffee companies and put up signs around my elementary school advocating for them. I knew the meaning of the words 'fair' and 'trade'...

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If The Clothes Fit

(9) Comments | Posted February 6, 2012 | 11:00 PM

"If the Clothes Fit"

That is the title of an article written by Minh-Ha T. Pham for Ms. Magazine last week about feminism and fashion. Well, to be fair, the full title is "If The Clothes Fit: A Feminist Takes On Fashion," so I guess saying that initially...

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When You Wish Upon a Star

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2011 | 8:51 AM

I can't remember a time in my life when fashion and art were not a part of it. That's not an exaggeration, and may or may not have something to do with my short-term memory loss issues. When I was three, I was supposedly telling my mom what to wear...

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(17) Comments | Posted October 13, 2011 | 8:35 AM

You know what I hate? Labels. Not like the Post-It kind of labels that you use on accordion folders, but the kind of labels that people stick on each other. Call them whatever you like: labels, stereotypes, classifications, and social expectations. I hate them all.

There's actually two topics within...

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