Hi everyone! My name is Skylar Hawthorne but I go by Sky. I've severely struggled with life but two years ago, I came out as transgender, started transitioning, and my life's only been going upwards since. I graduated from Boston University last year with degrees in philosophy and psychology and now I'm at the University of Michigan. Besides studying, I like to hike, ski, cook, code, and make music. I'm extroverted and love deep conversations so don't hesitate to say hi!
My Top 3 Articles
- DYSPHORIA: HOW IT FEELS AND HOW TO DEAL WITH IT. This article struck a chord with me. It put to words feelings that I’ve felt my entire life. Reading about these feelings validated them, it made me feel better about having them. It also elicited empathy. I can imagine how it felt to be forced to wear a uniform at Catholic school. I’ve felt like I had to wear a uniform, a masculine facade, my entire life. Hearing about an experience that’s similar to my own made me feel like I’m not alone in the universe. Maybe by sharing my experiences I may make somebody else feel the same way.
- WHAT MY FIRST YEAR OF UNIVERSITY TAUGHT ME. I wish I read this article before my first year of university. It contains vital, insider information that everyone going to university should know. In fact, I would’ve appreciated an article like this so much that I’ve already written something similar - my own insider information. I’ve submitted it as part of my application and I hope it gets posted on the TWE website so that it can help guide people like this article is helping to guide people.
- KEEPING A POSITIVE MINDSET. The world needs experiences like this to be visible. This content can save lives. I remember when I first googled “depression” and, like the author, discovered that there are many more people struggling with a similar battle. I also discovered that there’s willing support out there and it’s okay to ask for it. Discoveries like this saved my life. Now, I want to write about these discoveries, because I know that articles like this one can change lives.