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Scout MacEachron

Writer/Photographer

New York, NY

Scout MacEachron

Freelance writer and photographer. I write about women, art, culture, health, New York city and most everything else except sports. Former assistant producer at NBC News. Barnard College graduate.

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Yes I Get Extra Time to Take Tests, But No You Don't Want My Learning Disability

I vividly remember the first time I had to justify getting extra time to take a test. It was my sophomore year of high school, and the other special kids and I had been cordoned off to take our finals. My crush walked by and I said hello, hopefully. "What are you getting extra time or something?"
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When I Started Going By the Name Scout, I Had No Idea This Would Happen

It was a Sunday in 1996 when a man told me I reminded him of Scout in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. I'd been chasing water bugs and was covered in mud. My overalls hung off of me and my short hair stuck to my neck. A curious child, I implored my mother to buy me the Book on Tape. I liked Scout.
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Why Gaining 30 Pounds Was the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me

I learned about dieting when I was 14-years-old. I went away to summer camp and came home 12 pounds heavier. It was the first time I'd gained weight. I didn't like it so I consulted my mother. She explained that certain foods are unhealthy, i.e. everything I loved, and that most skinny women eat them in moderation.
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I Got Drunk at Prom and Humiliated Myself in Front of the Entire Class

It was any 16 year-old's dream prom. My long-time, incredibly handsome crush drove three hours to take me. My dress, like the stretch hummer we rode in, was white and sparkly. And I'd been invited to the after-party hosted by our exceedingly wealthy Northern California classmate. The prom itself was, as most proms are, unspectacular.
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About

Scout MacEachron

Scout is a New York City-based writer/photographer. She hates beets and went to high school in New Delhi, India.

Poetic Ramblings:
http://poetryofastudent.blogspot.com/

Visual Ramblings:
https://scout-maceachron.squarespace.com/

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https://scout-maceachron.squarespace.com/

Skills

  • Editing
  • Production
  • Videography
  • Creative Writing
  • Reporting
  • Social Media
  • Research
  • Digital Photography
  • Writing