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Rae Meghan Shapiro

Freelance Writer

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Rae Meghan Shapiro is a writer, performer, educator, and mental health advocate living in Providence, RI.

Why Get a Master's in Educational Psychology: Top 7 Reasons

Remember what it was like to be in grade school? It seemed like everyone was out to get you-teachers, fellow students, even the school nurse, who never let you go home early, no matter how sick you were. We all wanted more than what we were getting.

Funny Or Die
How To Tell If Your Significant Other Is In The Illuminati

67% funny 6.16K views Every relationship begins with a thousand questions. Does your significant other have a history of cheating? Are they in the Illuminati? Since that last one is important let's just stop there and see how to prove or disprove your loved one's level of Illuminati-ness.

On the UCB Rise with Dan Chamberlain

Above Average's new original series Thingstarter premiered on Seeso on May 19th, parodying the absurdity of Kickstarter and other crowdfunding websites. The show stars a number of New York comedians, many hailing from the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre. Dan Chamberlain plays Justin, Thingstarter 's hipster Michael Scott equivalent.

How I Found Myself Through Burlesque

For the very first time, I was unashamedly me onstage, and it was a thrill that couldn't be replaced by any other type of performing. I got made fun of for my body as a teen, just like everyone else. I was tall and gangly. Super awkward and never comfortable in my own skin.

Motif Magazine
Girls Rock Rocks

Didn't everyone, at some point in their lives, dream of being a rock star? The desire to make music and art can start very young; however, the music scene tends to be very male-dominated. So where can young girls and gender non-conforming kids go to find role models and learn new instruments?

Get Money, Cry Later
How to Stay Motivated When You're Depressed

"At this point, I have disciplined myself to snap out of an unproductive depressive spell. It's hard, and it's painful, but sometimes it's just gotta be done. Here's what I do to give myself the push I need to get back to work."

A Guide to Getting Your Bachelor's Degree in English as a Second Language

These days, over one-third of the world's population is in the process of learning English. That's over 2.5 billion people-a population so large, it would call for a classroom more than 20 thousand times the size of Michigan Stadium. Which means that English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers is a very viable resource for our world's learners.

Revisiting 'The Bell Jar'

Recently, I've been on a kick of rereading novels that I love. Over the years, it becomes easy to forget the details of a book, but still know that it shaped you in one way or another.

Breaking Up With the City

The day I moved to New York is the day that changed my life. And not in the romanticized, cinematic way. A cab driver on 86th and Lexington screamed at a pedestrian, swearing loud enough for the whole block to hear. "Welcome to New York," my cousin said.