Wednesday, March 20, 2019

I Want to Be Strong, Like a Mama Raccoon

I Want to Be Strong, Like a Mama Raccoon

Trusting in our children, to climb on their own

Published in P. S. I Love You on Medium.

Baby Raccoon Photo by Gary Bendig on Unsplash

The Return of the Sun, From the Eyes of a Child

The Return of the Sun, From the Eyes of a Child

A poem about true fairy tales, to banish the night

I just published this on Medium.

Equinox Picture by Comfreak on Pixabay

 

I Cheated on Veganism, But We Never Broke Up

I Cheated on Veganism, But We Never Broke Up

That time I was literally stranded on a desert island

Published in The Ascent on Medium.

This is a hard one to share. I'm afraid omnivores will be like, "Um, big deal," and vegans will be like, "I can't believe I trusted you." I hope the article itself (not just the headline) redeems me with all parties.
Photo by Food Photographer | Jennifer Pallian on Unsplash

Saturday, March 16, 2019

My First Time in a Pentecostal Church

My First Time in a Pentecostal Church

new on Medium.
(Cropped) Photo by Jenni Jones on Unsplash
This is a rewrite of an old piece from a Literary Journalism class at University of Florida. The assignment was to do something totally out of our element and write about it, so I went to church for the first time.
Today, I brought it into present tense. I love it so much now; it's hard to understand why I ever thought past tense was a good idea.

Conversations About Marriage, With My 4-Year-Old

Conversations About Marriage, With My 4-Year-Old

Then a unicorn comes, and then they float in the air…

My Wedding (Photo by Madlove Photography)

Monday, March 4, 2019

Abortion Stories: Three Women and a Clinic

Abortion Stories: Three Women and a Clinic 

Amidst a nationwide debate over the legality and morality of abortion, three women tell their very personal stories.

Just self-published on Medium.
An epic 19-minute read centering around experiences at the Bread & Roses Women's Health Center in Gainesville, Florida. I wrote this while in journalism school in 2006, then I never tried to get it published, because I was afraid of rejection. I just went through, made a few edits, and added current statistics throughout. Really proud of this piece, and of the women who spoke to me for the story.
“Girls just wanna have FUNdamental rights” protest sign Photo by lucia on Unsplash