“Believing in a gender binary, where only “men” and “women” exist, has created a stifling system where personality traits are attributed to one gender or the other. This ignores the vast intersections where male, female, and non-binary characteristics exist, co-mingle, and crossover. What’s wrong with a man crying and being sensitive? What’s wrong with a […]
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Read it here. A collection edited by Mitch Albom, author of Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven.
I walked and walked for ages and lifetimes, looking, searching. The light was more than half over. I prepared myself for the close of another day wherein my search failed. My eyes scanned around me methodically, left to right and back again. I had truly begun to give up hope when my eyes settled on […]
The full length of you -tighter get even closer please – Along the full length of me Our backs pressed like wood Notched, planed, sanded to fit Worked over by life And the wars we won Even if we lost Because we survived And the wars ongoing That threaten to destroy But sound more like a growly […]
The first bit I wrote after the drought where my words were stuck past my teeth down my sore throat weak from loneliness deep into crevices under my ribs and ribboning around my heart in ways that hung the truth was a piece about how love stomped down the barbed wire fence in just enough […]
I’ve had my fair share of grief over the years and when you have a real conversation with just about anyone, you realize they, too, have had theirs. We live on the surface so much of the time, nodding our heads hello and nice to see you, which is to be expected when we’re all […]
Sometimes I feel like I learn new things right before I really need them. You know what I mean? Like, had this challenging thing that’s currently happening, happened even six months ago, I wouldn’t have been ready. But God, or whatever you consider your Divine to be, creates this space for us to gather our […]
It would be easy to say as things get older they automatically go towards entropy like moths to a flame in the witching hour. But the truth is, the easy answer isn’t always the true answer and where entropy is falling a little closer towards chaos and disorder every moment, we actually keep following along […]
You guys. I’m just going to go ahead and apologize ahead of time because I’m going to be using phrases like, “I remember when,” and “Back in the old days,” and I’m very aware of how tedious and eye-rolly that can be. BUT. Back in the old days (See? I wasn’t kidding.) when I first […]
When my kids were young, when we first came back from Germany, when my marriage to the other guy was being held together with tape and googly eyes, when I couldn’t breathe, when I couldn’t think, when I wasn’t on meds and needed them badly, when I was dissociating, I took the kids to the […]
I see you. You’re at that place where you’re realizing that the people around you, those people that maybe love you more than anyone else in the world, those people, they are telling you those things about yourself and it isn’t really you. Maybe it once was. Maybe it was a shadow of you. More […]