TW: Sexual violence

Hello there! My name is Alexandria.

Thank you for stopping by to read a little bit about me.

I write about trauma and recovery as well as critical analysis of media, culture, and politics.

If you follow me on Twitter, you know I’m unapologetically one of those angry intersectional feminists…


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The greatly anticipated results of the Medium Writers Challenge were finally announced last week, and they seemed to stir quite a bit of controversy. The drama of it all has been relatively entertaining.

Unfortunately, I was not the finalist nor one of the honorable mentions. Although I didn’t expect to…


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On September 12th at the Annual MTV Video Music Awards, Justin Beiber took home the award for Best Pop, and Artist of the Year — succeeding artists such as Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat, Ariana Grande, Olivia Rodrigo, and Taylor Swift.

These are two of the four paramount awards of…


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For decades, psychiatrists and psychologists have studied the manipulative tools used by narcissists, sociopaths, and psychopaths. The concept of “Love-Bombing” is one of these tools and is defined by these professionals as a form of psychological manipulation regularly used by pimps, gang members, and cult leaders to maintain power and…


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If there’s one thing I’m sure of in this world, it is that I can form an immediate connection to any person who’s ever worked in customer service or retail.

When people like us happen to cross paths and engage in conversation, we are overcome with a warm, almost nurturing…


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People speak words to me as if the words alone mean something,
As if I should put trust in the words themselves.
Words are meaningless without action and
Intentions are pointless without follow-through.

Rich, coming from a woman who struggles to commit to anything.
Even richer, because I say so many words.
But I mean them…


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There is a tickle between my toes
with every searing step I take
along the exfoliant sand
as I'm drawn toward the shore.

Could that be her slim silhouette
in the distance?

The sand turns compact and cool.
I leave an
imprint
that pools with brisk ocean.
Icy waves shock my ankles
as they billow with the tide.

Rising and…


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Last week, Reese Witherspoon announced through an Instagram post the 20th anniversary of the classic 2001 comedy, Legally Blonde. As soon as I caught a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes snapshots, I was overcome with severe nostalgia as it has always been one of my favorite movies.

I told my boyfriend…


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In the early to mid-2010s, an online fixation on identifying signs of the “basic bitch” exploded. Quizzes, YouTube videos, and comedy sketches galore emerged to help us determine how to spot one or how to tell if you are one. …


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Leaving an abusive relationship can feel nearly impossible. It requires a person to recognize that their boundaries are being broken while their nervous system is responding to trauma. …

Alexandria Roswick

Freelance Writer. Blogger. Advocate. I write about trauma, recovery, and critical analysis of media and culture. Contact Me: https://linktr.ee/alexandriaroswick

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