Just a Barnard Baby

ABOUT

Founded on the auspicious 11th of November, in the year 2011, Barnard Baby has blogged about provincial life in the small rural hamlet of New York City since arriving at the gates of the inimitable Barnard College with a vial of White Men's Tears in her pocket and a pair of sensible size 6 1/2 boots on her feet.

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Dubbed Mother of Prospies by the ever elusive Seer Overheard on the 22nd of July, in the 13th year of the 2nd millennia.

Ask her a question or engage in some conversation. But beware. She may offer you tea.

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Just a Barnard Baby

Walking off my tired feet

Pounding 42nd street

To be in a show
Elsewhere
Jose Rizal Theme by Jeeddii.
I'm worried about bed bugs. Did Barnard charge you extra for the exterminators? How was the process of getting rid of bed bugs? Thank you!
Asked by Anonymous

No, they didn’t charge us extra. It was just a lot of bagging our stuff and taking it out so that they can exterminate, and then moving back in. It’s more of a hassle than anything.

1 Notes | Posted on August 26, 2014
i’m heading into my sophomore year and I haven’t yet taken any classes related to my major (i will be starting this semester) is this really bad?
Asked by Anonymous

Nope. That sounds pretty ok. Just make sure to make a plan about how you’ll be fulfilling your major and nine ways. Don’t go on the town with electives, since you’ll want to save some of those for senior year, and you also don’t want to be taking six classes a semester. Since you technically don’t have to declare until your sophomore year, there are lots of students who don’t start taking their major requirements until junior year. Just be smart about it.

Posted on August 26, 2014
How strict is Barnard about the guest policy? I have a friend from England coming and I'd like for him to stay for the max of six days but in a row, rather than three
Asked by Anonymous

Pretty strict these days, but it depends on whether the front desk attendant will enforce it or not. I highly recommend emailing reslife to ask if an exception can be made with your roommate(s) permission.

1 Notes | Posted on August 26, 2014
this is kind of a random question, but it's just something i'm worried about. i'm a slightly overweight girl, and i'm really stressed out that it will stop people (boys or girls) from liking me. everyone always says that new york is full of skinny beautiful people, and i'm just worried that i'll have a harder time fitting in with pretty skinny girls, or wondering why guys would want to be with me when there's so many skinny girls, kind of like how highschool was. thoughts?
Asked by Anonymous

Thoughts:

I’m not skinny. 

No, I’m serious. I’m not. There are days when I feel incredibly self-conscious about the way I look and the way my clothes fit me, but there are also days when I know that I’m killing it. Learning to love myself and who I am has been an ongoing process that dates back to my chubby tomboy elementary school days. But I am learning to love who I am. I’m also learning to love who I was, chubby tomboy 10 year old and all.

Many people at Barnard are not skinny. There is a certain look at Barnard that has epitomized what a Barnard woman means— cis, white, straight, skinny, Free People dresses, Lena Dunham poster— and there is absolutely nothing wrong with those women (except for the Lena Dunham poster), but it IS a brand. It’s a brand perpetuated by DSpar, it’s a brand perpetuated by our promotional materials, but it’s not indicative of the student body here.

I have yet to meet a student here who would judge another student by the way they look. Not that they’re not out there (we’re living in the real world after all), but for all of Barnard’s feminist flaws, body positivity is one aspect of feminism that I personally feel Barnard embodies very well. 

If a student doesn’t want to be your friend or date you because of the way you look, that’s their problem, and my friend, you are so much better off without them in your life. There are plenty of other people here who deserve you more.

Lastly, New York City is not filled with beautiful skinny people. New York City is filled with people, of all sizes, all shapes, all orientations, all bloody hair colors and body mods, all styles, and all temperaments. You cannot find a more diverse city, that I can promise you.

TL;DR.

Don’t worry. You’ll be ok.

8 Notes | Posted on August 26, 2014
if you have a barnard college job in your financial aid, do you HAVE to work at campus that year?
Asked by Anonymous

I do believe so. The job is part of your financial aid, so in order to keep that aid, you need to be employed on campus for this year. (americanhistoryquotes confirm?)

4 Notes | Posted on August 26, 2014

I’m back on campus, and it’s so fucking beautiful.

2 Notes | Posted on August 26, 2014

ALL OF YOU BARNARD BABIES ARE MOVING IN TMR AND THAT THRILLS ME

I’m so fucking excited for all of y’all. Have a GREAT time during orientation (I’ll be around for a bit of that so you might spot me). I’ll be back to answering questions very soon (my short is almost done). If you’re having a hard time (or a wonderful time) and you need someone to talk to, my inbox is always open.

7 Notes | Posted on August 23, 2014
PLS recommend a phone plan im an idiot i cant figure out whats good ah
Asked by Anonymous

Honestly I’m not super helpful on this front. I had TMobile back before I had an iPhone and I liked them plenty, because they were fairly cheap. My friends have recommended that I get on the Metro PCS boat after my two year contract with AT&T ends.

3 Notes | Posted on August 14, 2014
Hey! So I saw that the fall season shows for KCST are The Importance of Being Earnest and Titus Andronicus. A FEW QUESTIONS! 1. What do you think the likelihood of a first year being cast. 2. Do you think theyre going to get hella backlash for performing something as visceral and potentially upsetting as TA? Thanks!
Asked by Anonymous

1. First years can definitely be cast. We always have a few breakout first year actors, so just come and be as present as you can be.

2. Fuck yes. That’s partly why we chose it. I will actually be dramaturging for Titus, and the director and I have already discussed the political and ethical implications of the bodies we’re putting on stage and the themes we’ll be highlighting. We want to make people uncomfortable, but in a sensitive and conscious way. Titus is going to challenge people to consider things they might usually avoid thinking about, and I find that sort of theatre incredibly important.

5 Notes | Posted on August 13, 2014
holy cow

holy cow

3 Notes | Posted on July 30, 2014