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How Tattoos Tell Our Stories

July 16, 2019 // 0 Comments

I used to have a bumper sticker—fortunately, never affixed to my car’s bumper—that read, “tattoos: not just for sailors and whores anymore.” The sex worker-shaming [...]

Losing Alex

May 17, 2019 // 0 Comments

I still remember it like it was yesterday. The crisp January air stung my face as I hurried across the Lubbock Christian University campus, my mind abuzz. The 2010 Spring [...]

Sweatpants & Pop Culture | Festivus 2018

December 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

Y’all. Y’ALL. I don’t know about you but I have had a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad 2018. VERY BAD. I’m way past “there will never be enough booze on this [...]

Notes from Nanea | The Parts of You

August 23, 2018 // 1 Comment

My dear Sweatpants & Coffee tribe, To say that I am a different person now than I was just a few years ago is technically true but a gross understatement. It’s like [...]

Sweatpants & Soul | In Defense of Grief

June 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

At the time that they leave, it feels like we will never be the same again. And it turns out that that is true. We are redefined after we lose someone who was a big part of [...]

Personal Essays | Motherless Day

May 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

The dead mother's club is one club you don't want to join. Mother's Day can be painful for many and seeking support from fellow "club members" can help you get through it. [...]
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