When Does a Yankee Become a Southerner?

Alex on Election Night

As my bio states, I’m a Yankee. A sensitive Yankee, who has met rude Southerners, but a Yankee nonetheless. I grew up in a small town of 5000 in Connecticut and spent my school field trips wandering around New York City. I have seasonal affective disorder in Virginia summers because it’s 90 degrees in May, [...]

A Yankee’s First Week In Richmond, Virginia

Late Enough Alex Iwashyna

The year my parent’s moved to Richmond, I was in college, and although I felt like they totally abandoned me by moving from 2 hours to 10 hours away because WHERE WOULD I DO MY LAUNDRY, I didn’t think much else about it. Until I came to Virginia for break and my radio suggested I BREAK OUT [...]