Category Archives: feminism

Dad, What’s A Condom?

Check out my latest piece on nuance! Excerpt below; for full text, hit the link. Children’s sexual subjectivity matters. Why are we so scared to talk about it? “Dad, what’s a condom?” I walked into the small living room of our … Continue reading

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The Girl Made of Smoke and the Not-Boy

Introduction: This piece is one in a chronological series, set in a universe. Feel free to find the others here, and to browse through any companion piece, set in the same universe.  Witches 1. Three Frenemies 2. Fall Coven Meet 3. BeingLovedAgain 4. The Fourth Witch 6. The Three … Continue reading

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20 Reasons to Date Again

I turn 28 this year.  Almost exactly a year ago, I wrote a piece called 20 Reasons to Not Date Until 30. As I wrote this piece, I laughed, seeing the date of publication on that earlier piece: April 26, … Continue reading

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Things I Learned After Being Dumped

So much of how we heal after great pain depends on where we were in our lives  when the painful incident happened. For this reason, the healing process looks different for everyone. None of this is universal; not every person … Continue reading

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Mime

The gold flakes off those memories You see the gray stone underneath You pick up the glitter, paint it into hearts on your palms, diamond teardrops under your eyes, watch as some of it, weightless falls into the wash basin … Continue reading

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What My No Really Means

I find it interesting that while for most human interactions we leave room for growth, change, human misunderstandings, imperfection and fallibility, when it comes to sex, it is either completely “enthusiastic with ongoing consent” or rape. The flattening of a … Continue reading

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Navigating White Male Gaze: Reclaiming “Femme” in a Brown Woman’s Body

Check out my piece on Nuance! Excerpt: “A few weeks ago, someone I was casually seeing asked me for a threesome. Let’s call him Ken. Ken was very kind in his request, shy about it in a way, and made … Continue reading

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Stone Lady

let me tell you about the stone lady. she is beautiful like the moon and dead like the moon too. there is something unearthly alien future machine swimming behind her eyes, along the curve of her cheek. Electric eel-tipped fingers … Continue reading

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A letter to my mother: On Marriage and Happiness and Need and Want

Dear Mom, I know you want me to be happy. You’ve always said it, exasperatedly, sincerely, beautifully, sadly, kindly, sometimes unkindly if we’re going to be honest: that all you ever want is for me to be happy. I know … Continue reading

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Scorpio Rising

When the child was born, two Great Goddesses attended her birth; they covered the birthing room with their cloaks. Time, the Great Spider, spun her web leaving behind this place for the moment frozen at dusk. It was the hour … Continue reading

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