On January 1st of this year, I took an important note from at least a handful of folks on my social media feeds and decided that I would not begin 2021 with lofty goals over which I had no control.
To Love in the Time of COVID-19 and the Online Spaces in Which We Now Reside
Minutes ago, I watched one of my older cousins marry his funny, bright-spirited girlfriend in a sparkling gold and navy courthouse, streamed over Facebook Live.
The video that will live on the platform for…
Ask: Do I Need a “Coach” or a Therapist?
“I think something here is rubbing against one of your values in an uncomfortable way. Let’s look at your exercise and see if we can pinpoint what it is.”
A year and a handful of months ago, I would have been…
Life Did Not Flash before My Eyes
I do not believe a single story where the lead’s life flashes before her eyes moments before death. Not anymore.
A handful of friends and I took off to the Outer Banks for a weekend-long party in the middle of the school semester…
I love this short piece! I've gotten lazy about keeping a notebook since finishing school, but as I've really tried making personal essays more of a habit, I think this will be some writing to which I'll return again and again! I use a Rocketbook personally, with the colorful pens. I can store my thoughts digitally really easily this way if I want, and it's thin enough to fit everywhere!
Thanks for this,
This afternoon, only mildly caffeinated and on the brink of exhaustion from the ever-relatable screen time dilemma, one of my best friends sent me a text:
Since you are my film friend, I wanted to share this with you…it’s just so good
An attached link hosted by The Bitter Southerner…
Back in April of this year, I published a short article about five of the things adopting and raising a feral dog (Toph) taught me about life as a caregiver and recipient of unconditional love. That story hasn’t gained a lot of traction, and I wrote it thinking I’d look…
We were still in the beginning of this thing. What did you discover?
In July of 2020, I published my book of positive, celebratory LGBTQ narratives. Amidst the chaos of mis-and-disinformation surrounding COVID-19, I struggled to convince myself that this community-centering work mattered.