Diary of an Anorexic entry 1: 2020 Triggered my Eating Disorder

“Okay, order has been received,” Ross says. “Hmm,” I mumble as I swipe around on my phone. “Wait, you did coconut milk with my latte, right?” “Oh, um, was I supposed too?” “Yes, you know I always do coconut milk.” “Right, sorry, forgot.” “When is the last time I bought cow’s milk for home?” “I… Continue reading Diary of an Anorexic entry 1: 2020 Triggered my Eating Disorder

A Sickness

*** As I attempt to create new material, I’m simultaneously sifting through old stuff. I wrote this in 2016 during my second semester of my MFA; I was also pregnant with my second son. It’s not Pulitzer-winning writing here, but it’s interesting how much has happened and come to fruition. Despite the election of President… Continue reading A Sickness

Shit on Saramago: The Power Literature has on Reality

***This was my grad school craft paper. It’s not academic enough to be published in a journal or even literary mag, but I still think it’s worth sharing. It’s a bit long, but hope you enjoy. ***TW: Some examples of graphic sexual assault, and ablist depictions. Blindness in Literature:Shaping Blind Characters: Fully Realized vs. Stereotypical… Continue reading Shit on Saramago: The Power Literature has on Reality

What. The. F!

What she sees: She glides down the sidewalk, heels clacking. She’s always enjoyed the clipped sound of heels striking the pavement. Oh, what’s even better, heels on marble. Clip-clack, clip-clack. It’s a sound she associates with confidence. Her pink tote bag swings from her shoulder. Pink is not very feministy of her, but damnit, she’s… Continue reading What. The. F!

Disability is not Sexy

Disability is not Sexy Perhaps we are exhausted, bored, stifled by months of little to no interaction with people. But this summer seems to have brought an air of change. People seem more inclined to listen and acknowledge that inequality and injustice exist for millions of Americans. George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks and countless… Continue reading Disability is not Sexy