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For Here, Please | I’m Having a Heat Wave

April 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

It’s January, but I’m thinking of summer because it feels like full-blown late July in my body, particularly my head, a pulsing inferno, again. Day two of my own personal [...]

On Being a Guy’s Girl

April 11, 2019 // 0 Comments

My husband used to have an annual tradition called “Nerdstock” at our home – all peace, love and video games, man. I was usually welcome, even though it was clearly a [...]

Why Are We Still Shaming Single Women?

March 27, 2019 // 2 Comments

This article began with a phone call. A friend called to lament about a friend who experienced a crisis of faith because no matter how beautiful, accomplished, and kind she [...]

I Have a Secret

August 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

I met her at a party and the connection was instant. I’m an introvert so parties usually stress me out and I don’t go. But this one was a 15-minute walk from my house at [...]

Sweatpants & Soul | Crier

May 13, 2018 // 0 Comments

The saying “she wears her heart on her sleeve” is wasted on me. I wear my heart everywhere. I am a crier. I always have been. My mother used to tell and retell the story [...]

Personal Essays | Why I Didn’t Run

April 24, 2018 // 0 Comments

*Content Note: The following essay contains descriptions of rape* I wake alone in my dorm room, step over a man’s crumpled boxer shorts and head to my shared bathroom on [...]

Notes from Nanea | The Perfect Dilemma

February 16, 2018 // 5 Comments

My dear Sweatpants & Coffee tribe, Anyone remember this song? It’s catchy, but I bet the lady in that song is still single. Or, she has a definition of perfect that is [...]
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