If you had to pick five crucial moments that completely changed the person you are today, which would you pick? The day you were born? A near death experience? Your first kiss? The day you lost someone dear to you? Yesterday, I introduced my concentration (individualized major) to a group of professors by highlighting the … Continue reading Five Moments
Nina Simone's voice taught me to feel pain. I know it sounds far-fetched because human beings learn pain from birth-- maybe that's why we cry as soon as we leave the warmth of the womb and feel the harsh breeze of the world outside comfort and safety. But, the day I fell in love with … Continue reading Why you wanna fly, Blackbird?
Who accepts sex as the glory of the body; passion as its companion? She never thought of sex as anything more than a physical activity between two selfish people. She didn't have to know their story; only that their hands could glide over her throat, threatening to take her life force away. She only needed … Continue reading Him
Some time ago, one of my colleagues passed a slick comment about my somewhat constant need to find myself in a new space. He asked me what I was constantly running away from and I laughed. I mean, what else was I supposed to do? I wasn't running away from anyone or anything in particular---I … Continue reading Salutations