this is my brain on writer’s block

Often when I am writing, it is in pieces.  When someone once asked me to describe my writing process, the best (and most obnoxious) way I was able to speak to it was by comparing my writing methods to the way my grandma crochets.  She creates individual, free-standing and complete rows that are eventually all … Continue reading this is my brain on writer’s block

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awareness & action do not begin & end on social media

Let me start off by saying that I'm hyper-aware of the irony in expressing my frustrations with the internet and social platforms using those very things as the vehicle to get my message across.  Fitting though, as that is the nature of this beast, the internet. Because I am a person who publishes writing on the internet … Continue reading awareness & action do not begin & end on social media

navigating a conversation to ensure solidarity does not bleed into narcissism

Bonds between individuals are most often rooted in and solidified by shared experience*. This does not refer to instances that are lived through simultaneously; rather, possession of the ability to resonate with our peers by taking our own lived experience and using it as a lens of understanding when approaching theirs. It’s comforting to know that in times of … Continue reading navigating a conversation to ensure solidarity does not bleed into narcissism

you are a reflection of the company you keep

Self-doubt is a calculated monster thriving on subtleties.  It's the summation of all of the little, almost forgettable occurrences perhaps glazed over in the moment, only to resurface in totality with every other fleeting thought about not being good enough that had once skipped across your mind. Assurance has to be instilled by the self and only the … Continue reading you are a reflection of the company you keep