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How Tattoos Tell Our Stories

July 16, 2019 // 0 Comments

I used to have a bumper sticker—fortunately, never affixed to my car’s bumper—that read, “tattoos: not just for sailors and whores anymore.” The sex worker-shaming [...]

Some Women Just Don’t Want Kids

June 26, 2019 // 2 Comments

One of the most annoying things about being a woman who doesn’t have children is that everyone is constantly asking you if or when you’re going to have children. I’m 34 [...]

Make the World One Family

May 21, 2019 // 0 Comments

I am writing this while sitting at a dining room table in a lovely home in northern England. I hadn’t planned to be here. However, I didn’t want to go home after [...]

Losing Alex

May 17, 2019 // 0 Comments

I still remember it like it was yesterday. The crisp January air stung my face as I hurried across the Lubbock Christian University campus, my mind abuzz. The 2010 Spring [...]

It’s OK Not to Want a Tribe

May 13, 2019 // 0 Comments

I remember scrolling through my Facebook and Instagram feeds, as one does, and being bombarded with pictures of groups of friends and captions about various social [...]

For Here, Please | I’m Having a Heat Wave

April 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

It’s January, but I’m thinking of summer because it feels like full-blown late July in my body, particularly my head, a pulsing inferno, again. Day two of my own personal [...]

A Love Letter to Libraries

April 18, 2019 // 0 Comments

Public libraries have always had a place in my heart, from the time I was a little girl through my adulthood. They’ve been a quiet refuge, a loud and boisterous meeting [...]
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