The Sound of Silence

Four years ago, there were days where I’d go hours not uttering a word. I’d wake up. My roommate would not be there. I wouldn’t have to work that day. I’d go through my morning routine. I’d take a train or bus or walk somewhere. The first person to hear my voice would be a […]

Out of My League

I am two hours away from going to a networking event with nine other people, all of whom are more accomplished, have fancier titles and submitted an actual professional head shot for the “look book.” I’m in nonprofit, and this is not something I typically participate in. But when my boss forwarded the invitation, I […]

I Failed You

Jane did not want to be my mentee. But it was done. She sighed. She rolled her eyes. I thought at the age of nine, she would be less like a pre-teen. I’m not exactly sure how I found this organization or why I decided to volunteer. It was a weird year. I was broken-hearted, […]

Eggs

“Runaway Bride” is not a good movie. However, there is something to be said about losing yourself in a relationship. After Julia Roberts character makes a bolt from the alter (again) from the one person she should probably be with, she tries to figure out how she likes her eggs. It turns out, she has […]

Everyday Socialism

There is a lot to discuss about “Insecure” (WHICH I LOVE), but I’d like to talk about something less obvious. I think a lot of my friends are of the mind that the rich should be taxed more and that people with more should give to people with less. Yet, in their everyday lives, this […]

Being A Woman Is Terrible

“I need cupcakes now!” “I’m a complex woman with many moods and they all require chocolate!” “I’m on a 10 day diet. So far I’ve lost 9 days.” “These shoes are killing me, they must look fabulous!” “I think chocolate makes my clothes shrink!” These are hanging in the bathroom of one of my favorite […]

Ghost Bike

We get to the park too early. Not really. It just feels that way because my kid wants to go on the swings and there’s no shade, so the sun blazes down as I push and it’s all he wants to do and I can’t imagine doing it for an hour. I notice a women […]