Read Stephanie Gautam’s essay in Rust Belt Chic, now posted over on her new (and very lovely) blog about boomeranging:
By the time I was 16, it became cool to ridicule the place that you came from. I went to college near Cleveland at Denison in Granville, Ohio, and as I struggled to find my identity and claim my adulthood, I subsequently rejected the authenticity and toughness that comes with being a Clevelander. Not Rust Belt Chic, but simply: chic. I thus made it my mission to get out.
Read the rest here.