I remember sitting legs crossed on the floor in kindergarten learning about units of measurement. Back then, we didn’t call it “units of measurement.” Not us kids anyway. We were only starting our quest to learn about the world we live in. We listened to the teacher tell a story about measurement. She didn’t have... Continue Reading →
One Step a Day Keeps the Patriarchy Away
You might have realized we live in a patriarchal society, but I’m not surprised if you haven’t realized it. We’ve lived this way for so long that the effects have been internalized and adapted to our everyday life without realizing that’s an act of patriarchy. Almost every time I interact with people I see or... Continue Reading →
Freedom is Choice.
During my senior year at Mansfield University, I took an honors course titled “Are We Free?” and never thought it would be relevant in my personal life. I mean, we live in America for freedom’s sake. This is the land of the free and home of the brave after all… right? June 24, 2022, slapped... Continue Reading →
What’s Up America?
There is something inside of me that has purred since I began to learn of awareness. Awareness of others surrounding me. Awareness of the influence others held on me. Awareness of my own influence on others. The latter has always been misunderstood (by myself). Never did I think I possessed the power over others or... Continue Reading →
Let’s Be Trees
Like the snow laden branches of the white pines rooted in my mom’s property, I’ve felt worry, doubt, unacted hope—many snowflakes—overwhelm me to a drooped stupor. For several seasons, I lived through the snow and waited for glimpses of sun. I shaded the deeper parts of myself, so those snowflakes remained while I thought I... Continue Reading →
Sometimes I feel at war with myself, but I know that’s not how I should feel. War within the self is a confusing paradox. It has to be civil war since it’s all within the same body, but it seems impossible to be at a war with oneself when you can’t live with an uncrossable... Continue Reading →
Consolidating the Home & Mind
When I was younger and told my play space was too dirty (usually you couldn’t walk in it), I’d grab armfuls of toys off the ground and pack up boxes to put them above the garage because that was where all the surplus crap went. I never looked at those toys again, yet we kept... Continue Reading →
A Year for Positivity
Quite a few events have occurred in my life over this year, and I’m confident we all could say that. I think the toughest part, perhaps you can agree, is not the events themselves, but the mentality that precedes and ensues each event. I entered 2020 feeling heavy with the weight the impending graduation, job... Continue Reading →