5 Things to Consider Before You Hit SEND

We have all been there … been so pissed that you see red. So mad that you are going to tell that S-O-B what you really think so you blurt...

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My Lover Does Not Deserve Black

I wear scarlet to his funeral, a beautiful floor-length affair with sleeves that flick the air like flames, a splash of red electricity. I...

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Keeping Grandmother with Me

There have been many miracles over the years … taking a sip of water for the first time after three years of not being able to eat or...

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What a Late-Night Stop at a Gas Station Taught Me About Rape Culture

“Are you sure it’s not too late to drive home?” Josh asked. “You can sleep on the couch if you want.” By my standards, 10:30...

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Homeless: Tongue and Groove

I am the crazed lady, barefoot and blistered. The annoying pebbles and gritty gravel burrow deep inside the open crevices and souls of my...

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The Real Amelia Earhart

When Amelia Earhart disappeared near Howland Island in 1937, she had no way of knowing that her legacy would be her disappearance and not...

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Why I am a Feminist (and other men should be too)

It was wintertime 1974 in Cincinnati, Ohio and I was 11 years old, holding my mom’s trembling hand as we were walking up and down the...

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To the Human Barbie, From Barbie

I saw you on the internet, your waist a narrow funnel from your chest, your hips flared out to fit the width of bones required to walk, to...

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