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Crimson staff writer

Talia M. Blatt

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Therapize Me?

What would accessible, meaningful, comprehensive mental health care at Harvard entail? How can our existing services be used in concert to provide a more tailored safety net for students? And what responsibility does the University have in providing this network of care?

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Bad Plant Mom

Plenty of people kill their plants, but I shouldn’t be one of them. Plants motivate much of my art and writing; I’m taking a plant biology course and researching forests for my thesis. There’s an embarrassing dissonance between how much I care about plants and how little I manage to take care of them.

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The author shows off the red bell pepper she grew but forgot to eat.

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A colorful bowlful of tomatoes the author grew and gave away.

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A box of various plants the author's friends entrusted to her to take care of.

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Project Right to Housing pamphlet
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Shelter Skelter

Councilor Quinton Y. Zondervan points out that an end to the pandemic could come with a surge in homelessness, as the eviction moratorium expires. “There’s going to be a wave of evictions, of people who couldn’t afford to pay their rent. It’s a horrible disaster waiting to happen,” he says. “[It will] disproportionately impact Black and Brown community members ... We can’t go back to normal,” he adds. “We have to [do] better, because normal was unjust.”

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New Roommates

I have also watched, uninterrupted, as they grew through cat adolescence. I can’t see their ribs when they breathe anymore, and there is a new fleshiness to their jowls that I press my fingers into when I scratch their chins.

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Jiji, one of Talia M. Blatt's two cats, in the sunlight.

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Jiji in the light

Jiji in the light.

Plant Destroyer
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Plant Destroyer

Plant destroyer.

Cats By Doorway
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Cats By Doorway

Jiji and Kiki curled up near a doorway.

Animal Kingdom
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Animal Kingdom

Animal kingdom (Kiki in the foreground).

Little Old Lady
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Little Old Lady

Little old lady (Jiji).

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