(Let Him Go.)

    I held on so tightly that I imagined the rings my fingers left– first on his wrists and then on his ankles. I saw their defective half circles- unfinished, cut short by my inability to grow longer digits- fully wrapping around. I’m beginning to understand the space between the starting and stopping point;…

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Invest in YOU: What Mama’s Need…

    You know what’s important? Feeling worthy and beautiful- especially for women who have struggled through cancer or fertility issues. Below are 3 ways women can invest in themselves in expected ways…. (  1  ) Busy parent with no time for a relaxing bath? I take a shower every morning and try to take…

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An open letter to April 8, 2001

    (Trigger Warning) It’s been a while. I don’t often speak his name out-loud. The sounds of the two syllables- the rise and fall of the opening and closing of his identity has given me pause these past few years. My strength came from taking what had happened to me, and making it less…

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How “The Day Without Women” will leave the most vulnerable out…

Today, women everywhere are putting the world on notice. (Or rather, that’s what the International Day Without Women is planning for.) I’ve been vocal lately for the practice of true inclusion in our marches and actions. Today, there was great discussion on a personal Facebook post about how the Women’s March and Day Without Women…

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We’ll Get What We Deserve…

“Yes, I am the Lorax who speaks for the trees, which you seem to be chopping as fast as you please…” — Dr. Seuss Like many people, I’ve been silently (and not-so-silently) seething for months. I tried to passionately separate facts from lies in the recent election with family and friends. I invested time trying to repair relationships…

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.: Madmen and Liars :.

“I’m just not voting. I can’t make sense of this election,” My mother spoke. “I can’t vote for a madman or liar.” Her head shook disapprovingly as she then changed the subject. I imagined the internal dialogue my mother was processing to say those words. This, the same woman who spent her late teens as…

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.: Doxed :. Why My Thoughts On Alison Rapp might shock you…

Sometimes, I miss Human Resources (H.R.). Most of the time, my weakness for H.R. ethics cause dozens of lost minutes in contemplating legality around hirings and firings. There are such fine, (imaginary) lines in-between personal and company space that navigating these waters is harder by the quarter. A friend posted about Alison Rapp just shortly…

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