The Reason For Rest

July 05, 2016
I am not worth it Like you, I was born to this world with a body A vesel Skin, bones, hair, and blood A bright heart An open mouth And yet for most of my life, my primary concerns were how body looked and what it could do for me Like my devices and car and appliances, I expected it to work on demand I expected it to boot up in the morning when my alarm clock when off and plow through the tasks that I set before myself each day I ... keep reading

Becoming The One Person That You Aren’t Too Much For

June 27, 2016
Become the one person in the world that you aren't too much for That is the invitation When she pased away, they told the children that dying was like being in a room filled with radiant sunlight That the sun was so bright that it consumed her, turning her into a light beam Sometimes that's what living visibly feels like to me - the open vulnerability of a construction light on an unfinished room, making art out of the sawdust and screws ... keep reading

You Belong Here

June 20, 2016
I remember being in the fifth grade with a chest that already fit comfortably into a 36D bra I remember even more clearly the day that the woman in Victoria's Secret told me I was a DD and I made some wise crack about being in "double-d denial" before bursting into tears I remember taking notes in little notebook I scrawled lose weight, grow hair, learn how to put on make-up, wear high heels acros the pages I remember being followed home ... keep reading

You Don’t Owe Anything to Anyone

May 25, 2016
How many good girls grow up believing that we owe ourselves - our time, our energy, our love, our investment - to others When I posted a little handwritten reminder last week on Instagram, simply stating that we don’t owe anything to anyone, many of you responded Tens of women in the loud rejoicing crowd said that it was exactly what they needed to hear, but there were quite whispers too Emails that said things like… … I owe my parents ... keep reading

There is Nothing Wrong With You (& Working My Way Out of a Job)

February 25, 2016
No one knows you better than you know yourself  You may have lost this connection along the way You may have buried your inner wisdom in the catacombs of your skin You may do your very best to avoid the truths that lurk behind corners only to pop out at you when you aren't properly distracted by keeping yourself very, very busy You may have disconnected with yourself at some point, because the stories lies that you had been ... keep reading
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