8 November

THE GOOD FIGHT

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THE GOOD FIGHT

I listened to this story this week, and it’s all I can think about. It’s what I thought about as I voted on Tuesday, and what my sister and I talked about as we walked home from the polls. It embodies so much of what I have been feeling. So before you move on with […]

19 August

BUSY TIMES AT MG

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BUSY TIMES AT MG

Hello. I’m still here. But Mountain Gypsy is in the process of a big rebranding/overhaul, plus I’m finishing grad school this semester (YAY!), so I know I’ve been absent here. I still post regularly to Instagram, so check out my page there for mini-blogs and fun info. If you’re more of a plain-old-blog-posts person, hang […]

10 May

WHY I QUIT BIRTH CONROL

Posted in HEALTH, LIFE
WHY I QUIT BIRTH CONROL

This blog post is about menstrual cycles and my experience with birth control. If neither of those things interest you, feel free to skip it. Or, better yet, read it anyway and maybe learn something new! 🙂 First of all, I want to start off by saying that I am ABSOLUTELY an advocate for women […]

21 February

SNOW BLINDNESS: AN ESSAY IN JAMES DICKEY REVIEW

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SNOW BLINDNESS: AN ESSAY IN JAMES DICKEY REVIEW

Last December, I had a set of five short essays published in James Dickey Review, which is incredibly thrilling. I worked with the editors for weeks, changing this and that. Then before Christmas, I came home to a big yellow package that contained two copies of the review. There’s something incredibly special about seeing your work in […]

31 January

VOICES ON UNITY: COMING TOGETHER, FALLING APART

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VOICES ON UNITY: COMING TOGETHER, FALLING APART

Last year while in a creative nonfiction class that changed my life, I was encouraged to submit a piece for an upcoming anthology. So I did. And then it was published. Obviously, that is an extremely condensed version of the story, but that’s the gist. Then, in early December, I was finally able to see that anthology […]