Kailynn Barbour



Happy birthday, America. I’m glad you let me marry chicks and eat French inspired foods at the boardwalk while watching explosives erupt in the sky on the beach. You’re kind of awesome ....more


Tell us about a time when you were deeply misunderstood. How did you fix the situation? Once, when I was in third grade, I wanted to be cool ....more


Do you write only for yourself, or do you use your blog to try to connect to other people? I started my blog to cope with social anxieties. I’m painfully awkward when it comes to dealing with other real, live human beings so hiding behind technology makes it a little bit better ....more

I Was in the Closet at Work Until the Vice Principal Asked Me to Lead the LGBT Club

I have long, flowing hair. My nails are almost always immaculately designed thanks to my love affair with fake nails. I have an affinity for basing entire outfits solely around my accessories. ...more
You are an incredible example - I wish I'd had you for English!more

Cruel to be kind

When I woke up this morning, the rain did this thing to my hair where it ended up being half curly, half dejected. It was very Monday morning looking, despite being a Tuesday. After some playing, as I got ready to head out the door, I realized I looked like Allie from...more

Writing is tough.

I can’t quite articulate why I’ve found it so difficult to write these past few months, mainly because I don’t actually know. I started this blog when I was a senior in college, in the midst of taking graduate courses, getting ready to graduate from undergrad, start student teaching, and trying to cope with my […] ...more

Accidental vacation

During the month of April, my goal was to write a poem a day for National Poetry Month, and to get back into daily blogging. Instead, I accidentally went on a blogging hiatus. On April 1st, my future father-in-law retired ....more

For my students

As Prom Week approaches, I’d like to dedicate this post to all of my lurking students and their adventures in self-tanning. Be a 2, not an 8 ....more

I’m drained.

I’m not sure if I can last another day. I’m a mere day and a half away from Spring Break. These last 2 weeks have been draining physically and mentally ....more

The Words

I haven’t been able to find the words lately. I’m not sure what The Words are, or what they want to say, but I haven’t been able to find them. They disappeared sometime a few months ago, around the time when I realized that standardized testing was around the corner, and that I couldn’t help […] ...more