9 October

HEAVY FRUIT

Posted in BEAUTY, LIFE
HEAVY FRUIT

I have a few upcoming published nonfiction pieces, and this one, “Heavy Fruit,” was recently released in So to Speak: a feminist journal of language and art, which is based out of George Mason University in Virginia. Having my work (as in my highly personal nonfiction work) out there for the world to see is nerve-racking, […]

26 September

SMUDGING

Posted in HEALTH, HOME, LIFE
SMUDGING

September. During this time of year is when I really can feel a shift in the seasons. Moving from summer to fall is my favorite time of year, because if we’re lucky, we get to enjoy sunshine without the stifling heat of summer, along with everything good in the world: crisp mornings, hot drinks, and spiced […]

8 September

UNTIL WE CAN’T DANCE ANYMORE

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UNTIL WE CAN’T DANCE ANYMORE

My sister is getting married tomorrow. Dear Sister, No one told me about this feeling. I’ve seen different countries and held new babies and been in rooms with so much love that I could almost taste it. But no one told me that when my sister got married, I would feel the oddest cocktail of emotions […]

25 August

WHEN A SONG CHANGES YOU

Posted in LIFE, PEOPLE, READS
WHEN A SONG CHANGES YOU

Words change me. I am a writer, after all, so that makes sense. Or at least it does to me. When I read good pieces of writing, I don’t easily forget the words, and because I’m a writer, I know how carefully words are chosen. Whether it’s an essay or a blog post or a […]

24 July

BREWED

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BREWED

One day last winter, I wrote part of this while sitting in a coffee shop with Kyle. We were both working on something — I was likely writing a paper for finals, or should have been, but I took a break to write this. I left it saved on my computer for months, and then more […]