Dear Recent Mass Shooting Survivors — Love, A Fellow Survivor

I’m just letting you know, for a second, that you’re not alone. There’s more of us out here who get it. And when you have a second to breathe by yourself again, come find us. We’ll be waiting for you with open arms. We’ll walk you through.

Let’s Talk… About Gun Control

I've heard so many stories in the past 2 weeks. Stories that I am honored to carry, and that you can go read in the comments of my blog. I've had amazing conversations with people I would have called "the enemy", had I continued to react out of pain. At this point, that means much more to me than being right. I don't want to be on the "right" side of this discussion. I want to truly meet people and hear their heart.

Growing Pains

I don certain perspectives with ease. They're like sunglasses in the sense that they block out certain spectrums of light. Like that one pair of sunglasses that you hate that makes everything look brown. It's easy to see life as shit-colored. Sometimes I wear my sunglasses at night. That makes it even more difficult. I …

Finding Ground

Back in February/March, I went to Sayulita, Mexico, and found myself as I have never done before. I went alone. As such, I was required to make my own self care an absolute priority, down to what I ate. While there, I encountered regular thoughts of self-hatred, regular condemnation for the lack of yoga I …

Practice

It's been awhile since I wrote. Some of this is due to the places my mind has wandered lately, down dark and lonely roads. But some of this is also due to being out of practice. My honesty has felt terrifying even to me, so I stopped practicing writing it out publicly and went underground. …