Caitlin Dorman

Caitlin Dorman is a junior at Brown University. She grew up in New York City, and currently lives there with her mother and younger sister. Caitlin's main interests at school are writing for the campus' student run blog and taking classes that knock your socks off. She's not nervous about finding a job after graduation, because she knows she can always fall back on a career as a stand-up comedian.

My grandma is dying: AfterTalk Inspirational 5.4.17

My grandma is dying, and I am having a hard time figuring out what to feel. My grandmother was narcissistic, selfish, and crotchety. She used to fuss over preparing food for; she acted like she was doing this great service to the family by feeding her grandchild. Then, she would serve me in these little …

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Father’s Passing: returning to Sloan-Kettering

A Father’s passing: returning  to Sloan-Kettering Last weekend, I walked into the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center on the Upper East Side of New York City. At the lobby, a security guard asked if I knew where I was going. I said that I was visiting someone. I took an escalator, and then an elevator. The …

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Still Grieving After All These Years…

Still Grieving After All These Years, OR, When Your Emotional Drain is Clogged I imagine your first thought, as a reader, is: “Wow Caitlin, that is a pretty terrible title. I thought you were supposed to be good at this writing thing?” Well, a) thank you for checking in… and b) I have selective writer’s …

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A Daughter, Grieving and Food

Memories do not always appear conveniently. Often, you can’t find them during a therapeutic conversation. Shortly afterwards, you can find yourself thrust into a grief ridden flashback, in the middle of your busy day, and completely alone. Recently, I was reading a book for school on “the globalization of the American psyche.” I had just …

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