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Fire. // Suffering: Part II

Part Two of Three: On suffering, emotion, and what it’s like to walk through the fire. It’s not for everyone, but it is for every one. {...

It's Okay. // Suffering: Part I

Part One of Three: On suffering, emotion, and what it’s like to walk through the fire. It’s not for everyone, but it is for every one....

Margins.

To the beautiful lives splashed in hues of dark melanin, to the courageous hearts of the LGBTQ community, to the immigrating brothers and...

Counseling.

I have no clue what I’m doing. I just do the motions: sandals on, jacket slung around my spring shoulders, turn the key, drive the...

Telling It: Amanda // Part II

The following is the second in a two-part series of an undocumented story being given debut; bringing the inside to the outside, in...

Telling It: Amanda // Part I

The following is the first in a two-part series of an undocumented story being given debut; bringing the inside to the outside, in...

Parade.

You've made tenderly sharp sacrifices in your life, I know you have. I know because I've made my own and the more I learn about people...

It Grew Anyway

I witnessed a miracle. And it came in the form of a golden tomato. Sometimes I’m so ridiculously tired. So over-done. So weighed down...

Geronimo. (Or: A Letter To My Everett)

My Sweet Everett, You. You, love, are a gift. I've known you for 31 days and in those days you have awed me, softened me, terrified me,...

Thank you.

To you, whom it most definitely concerns: Remember the time you made me laugh so hard I went silent, tears streaming down the sides of my...

It's Morning Again.

The tiny bubbles dancing in the kettle make my feet want to stretch, my eyes want to close, and I find my cheeks rounding into a lazy...

Warhorse. (Or: The Risk)

Before the moment of victory, before my once-wrecked-heart became buoyant and light and mosaic ... before the almost touchable colors...