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Us, Too

October 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

By now perhaps you have seen the #MeToo hashtag trending on social media. Its presence is nearly impossible to escape and heartbreakingly pervasive. Women, [...]

Me, Too: A Legacy of Damage

October 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

Content warning: sexual assault, violence I scroll through Facebook and see the words scattered through my feed: Me, too. The two-word code to show belonging in a club no one [...]

Tipping Point

October 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

I turn on the morning news to catch the weather forecast. I don’t watch the news as a rule. Bad energy. This time, the energy is vile and evil. Another mass shooting. I am [...]

Sweatpants & Soul | How to Savor

September 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

The affair began with an e-mail invitation. “Special offer this week just for you. Full Rack of Ribs for just $15.95. Make a reservation.” There was nothing special about [...]

Sweatpants & Soul | The First Shower After

September 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

We sit side by side on padded chairs next to the exam table, my husband and I. He’s there for emotional support but that part is easy. Physically, he’s not sure where to [...]

Sweatpants & Soul | What the Dirt Taught Me

September 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

The ground below me suddenly releases and I start to slide. My feet do a clumsy dance in their hiking sandals as they try to find solid footing. Panic instantly rises as my [...]
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