Today for the first time publicly, I want to explain the ins and outs of this name change and why I finally felt ready to.
A few years ago a peer and I were discussing working independently in a creative field. At that time he was still figuring out which direction he wanted to go and how to get to where he was going, but I knew I wanted to be and I would be a writer. I'd picked up … Continue reading You Are Where You’re Supposed To Be
I'm starting a new series here where I'm sharing old posts from past blogs and giving them new life. I published this in July 2015, just a few months after my mother's cancer diagnosis. Rereading these words, almost three years later, is a surreal experience. And I wanted to share them. "The Faucet Is Leaking" … Continue reading Memory Lane: My Faucet Is Leaking
I grew up knowing with absolute certainty one thing about my mother: she knew how to recognize useful people. For better or worse, she had a keen sense of who she could charm and how to charm them in order to get the most out of that relationship. My mother had a knack for befriending … Continue reading You Will Not Use Me – Being The Child Of A Social Climber
Several months ago a friendship between myself and someone I'd known since high school ended because I choose to be photographed and drawn in the nude. I have had my body drawn by some incredible artists who were interested in drawing larger forms and needed the practice. I've also taken photos of my body in … Continue reading I Take My Clothes Off For You
WARNING : This post contains information about my past eating disorder and may be triggering to some people. Please click away now if this subject matter is not something you want/need to see. I have always been "thicc". As a teenager I had wide hips, thick thighs, an ample booty, and a small waist. This … Continue reading Why You Will Never Make Me Hate My Body Again
Navigating the difficult journey of loving someone with a mental illness is a daunting task, requiring more grace and resolve than most people think they're capable of. When we look at someone who has a physical illness or disability, we can see how cruel it would be to leave a person in the midst of … Continue reading When Someone You Love Loves Someone With A Mental Illness