Brooke is a freelance writer and weirdo from New Orleans, Louisiana. She lived in Osaka for six years, attempting to spread Southern charm and find the best okonomiyaki. Now she lives in Los Angles complaining about the lack of 24-hour access to good ramen. You can find her dumb but well-meaning online ramblings on social media at @blarceny or collaborate with her at brookelarsenwriter.com.
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