25 January

THE WOMEN’S MARCH ON WASHINGTON: MY SOUL IS ON FIRE

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THE WOMEN’S MARCH ON WASHINGTON: MY SOUL IS ON FIRE

“I am unafraid to be nasty, because I am nasty like Susan, Elizabeth, Eleanor, Amelia, Rosa, Gloria, Condoleezza, Sonia, Malala, Michelle, Hillary.” — Ashley Judd, performing the poem “I am a Nasty Woman” by Nina Donovan. The night before we left for D.C., I had doubts. After almost falling asleep, I woke up to mental […]

1 January

ONWARD

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ONWARD

On New Year’s Eve, I got my ass out of bed and went to my favorite yoga class. I hadn’t been all week, and I was feeling anxious. I knew I wanted to prepare for the new year and not enter it completely crazy (only a little bit). On the last day of what has […]

14 November

RISE UP

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RISE UP

This is a photo of me on Wednesday morning. I got out of bed in a haze around 7 a.m. I had taken a shower at 3 a.m. because I couldn’t sleep, and tossed all night long, periodically checking CNN on my phone to see if this was real. I couldn’t stop crying. My husband couldn’t sleep either. […]

31 October

Life These Days: October 2016

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Life These Days: October 2016

It’s been a while, people. My life has consisted of writing a lot of essays and papers these day, but that doesn’t leave much time for real life blog posts. Often times it doesn’t even leave enough time for a clever Instagram caption. But here I am. As a writer, I feel myself growing, and […]

6 August

Whiskey with a West Virginian: Lauren Gray

Whiskey with a West Virginian: Lauren Gray

Whiskey with a West Virginian was born out of an idea to connect with my fellow mountaineers. I have an urge to discuss how we as a community can make our state better, as well as get back to my journalism roots a bit. These are not formal interviews, but rather fun opportunities to connect, have a […]