Mara Franzen

Mara (she/her) is a queer, freelance creative who loves all things nerd culture. She loves talking about books, friendship, and her latest story idea.

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Moving friendships: what to do with all the people you’re leaving behind

There’s a lot to think about when it comes to moving. Usually we think about…

Trying to connect with an Acts of Service person Long Distance?

There are five Love Languages: Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Physical touch, Acts of Service,…

Are all my friends more successful than me?

I have the coolest friends in the whole entire world. It’s true! They do amazing…

When Quality Time is the secret of your LDR

There are five Love Languages: Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Physical Touch, Acts of Service,…

When Your LDR’s Love Language is Receiving Gifts

There are five Love Languages: Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Physical Touch, Acts of Service,…

So your LDR’s Love Language is Physical Touch. Now what?

There are five Love Languages: Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Physical touch, Acts of Service,…

Looking for Queer Joy in an Unfriendly Space

This story feels hardly unique among queer people who have had to make their way in unfriendly spaces. My college roommate and I attended a homophobic Christian institution, that would really rather us not be there.

Dungeons and Dragons and Friends

How playing a weekly game can form and strengthen. Even if you and your friends…