I don’t remember when I first signed up for this Ko‑fi but my page sat untouched and empty for a very long time. It wasn’t until January 2021 that I really started updating it. Then, I was quickly invited to become a Ko‑fi ambassador on the 18th (because I was sharing my stuff very enthusiastically all over my Instagram account).

I have had a ton of success, and know that I’m very lucky to say that. Not because Ko‑fi makes it hard to do well (they actually make it very easy and many people have fundraised their goals), but because…


Originally posted on my blog on 3/31/2017

When I first read Th1rteen R3asons Why by Jay Asher (add on Goodreads | Book Website) in 2008, I was 11 and noticing that middle school was getting worse. I can’t remember how I started reading: if I found it in the library or if it was recommended to me.

The book hit me hard. Not because I was bullied, or because I was suicidal (then), but because I knew someone who was bullied as much though differently as Hannah Baker was. I know Asher’s book is set in high school, and I’ve…

Zara Hoffman

Self-published author, authortuber/twitch streamer, grad student, musical theater lover, dog mom

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