She did not socialize as much as her housemates, who often alienated her because they felt that she could be judgmental and overly dramatic at times.She was hospitalized three times during the season because of kidney stones, and even left to go home for about a week.
Her work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, The Observer and The Nation, among other publications.
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She studied literature at Yale and journalism at Columbia, and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard.
She was born in Guyana and emigrated to the United States as a child.