Darkness, you feel permanent. As the healthy fall sick, casualties of humanity's pursuit of frenzy and movement, casualties of being alive. Darkness, are you outside? In them? In me? Darkness, you feel thick yet transparent, pressing in so hard I cannot breathe, yet so imperceptible to sight, a hallucination, a fixation of my mind on … Continue reading Dear Darkness
The temperature will soon be dropping to propel the trees into their best show of the year, as their transitioning leaves invite us to pause and look up. The iced beverages that have been providing us relief from the summer heat will be replaced with steaming coffee, cider, and hot chocolate, whose warmth will once … Continue reading Autumn’s Awakening
Dear Rylie, One minute you are feeling seen and known, and the next you are wondering if any human being anywhere in the world at any point in time has ever loved you at all. Why are you believing this lie, beloved? Choosing exercise in the forms of yoga, running, and surfing doesn’t need to … Continue reading A Letter to Myself on Insecurity
Today is my 25th birthday, and as a writer (and an over-thinker), I usually spend some time in November reflecting on all of the wonderful life lessons that I learned in that year. But this year I am staring at a hefty collection of habits and perspectives that I would really rather not carry into my next … Continue reading 25 Things I’m Releasing & Receiving in Year 25
I have always deeply admired the dreamers of our world. You know, those wild people who tend to have a knack for looking at some difficult situation and envisioning a better reality, a reality that dares to glisten with hope. Diandra Jo is one of those dreamers - the kind that don't lose site of … Continue reading Diandra Jo
The typical faces of the Civil Rights Movement are men, Rosa Parks being the token female face, but the women of the Civil Rights were just as influential and crucial to the success of the movement. Though I am a few days late in celebrating Women’s Day, all the incredible women of the Civil Rights … Continue reading Cheers to Being a Woman!