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hollyburns

@hollyburns

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Freelance writer and reporter. Bylines @nytimes, @washingtonpost, @guardian. Formerly @instagram.

San Francisco
Joined July 2008
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@hollyburns
hollyburns
a month ago
Since my breast cancer diagnosis in 2017, I've found October hard to navigate. It was cathartic and validating to write this story for @nytimes and realize I'm not alone.
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@hollyburns
hollyburns
25 days ago
HOW DO I GIVE YOU MY MONEY
@evany
evany
25 days ago
An app where everyone at the party weighs in on whether anything you said made them hate you or not, for you to check when you wake up in the middle of the night with regret sweats
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@hollyburns
hollyburns
29 days ago
Never have I read a more accurate description of my own writing process.
@jessicahische
Jessica Hische
29 days ago
Completely reworking my illustration style for my new kids book and I hate every minute of it until suddenly I love it.
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@hollyburns
hollyburns
a month ago
Thank you, Dr. Peled!
@annepeledmd
Anne Peled, M.D.
a month ago
So deeply proud to see two of my incredible patients coming together for this thoughtful @nytimes piece on how to better support people affected by breast cancer during #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth- thank you so much ⁦@brianna_majsiak@hollyburns
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@hollyburns
hollyburns
3 months ago
Not sure who to feel worse for: the kid screaming outside preschool because he doesn't want to go in, or all the other parents walking past, nervously reassuring their own kids that it's SUPER FUN in there, you'll be FINE!
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@hollyburns
hollyburns
3 months ago
Extremely excited to have written a piece for the NYT "Scam or Not?" series, one of my faves. Also now know how to apply blush better.
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@hollyburns
hollyburns
3 months ago
What if one day the marketing finally gets to me and I accidentally buy a "shacket"?
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@hollyburns
hollyburns
3 months ago
Listen up for my secrets of my cleaning regimen, which just goes slothfulness slothfulness slothfulness RAMPAGE slothfulness slothfulness slothfulness RAMPAGE
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@hollyburns
hollyburns
3 months ago
This thread is amazing. Will never forget early 2000s, a Hackney fairground, a guy shouting at my friend @twittizenkane who had the audacity to be wearing a hat: "Why don't you go and get married, HAT BOY?"
@janky_jane
lady of sophistication
3 months ago
Props to anyone who tries to be fashionable in ireland i wore a red beret once in waterford and someone called me super mario
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@hollyburns
hollyburns
3 months ago
Would you rather have to show the world your browser history or all the stupid words you'd tried on Spelling Bee, my god what an impossible choice
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@hollyburns
hollyburns
3 months ago
I meted out this incredible piece by @JenSeniorNY in daily increments because I never wanted it to end. It was so beautiful, it almost read like fiction. But of course it was real life.
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@hollyburns
hollyburns
3 months ago
Grateful that my parents played this on repeat so I could be the sort of cutting edge, au courant teenager that played it on repeat too.
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@hollyburns
hollyburns
4 months ago
You think the greatest sacrifice you're going to make when you become a parent is, like, sleep or whatever, but turns out it's actually having to play goddamn Space Jam Monopoly when you really don't want to.
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@hollyburns
hollyburns
4 months ago
I think this literally every week.
@JessGrose
Jessica Grose
4 months ago
So many people write terrible books they are extremely confident about, why can’t I be more like them?
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@hollyburns
hollyburns
4 months ago
My first assignment for the NYT Style section is about going back to the office just for the free AC.
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@hollyburns
hollyburns
7 months ago
My most controversial opinion of all time: I don’t even think brunch is that great. I talked to some people with better ideas!
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@hollyburns
hollyburns
7 months ago
Just bought something on Poshmark for the first time. Coulda gone my whole life without knowing they sign their confirmation emails "Happy Poshing!" 🙄
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