EmBODY Love and Almost Motherhood

Yesterday I had the privilege of participating in an embody love workshop (if you want to learn more, you can go here: http://embodylovemovement.org), the idea of which is to empower women to accept themselves for exactly who they are and what their bodies are; it essentially works toward breaking down the insiduousness of microagressions and patriarchal [...]

I am not a single story

I am not every negative thing that has happened to me or been said about me. I am a patchwork girl. I am pieced together from fragments of memories, experiences, and stories. I have been created by all the people I’ve ever loved or hated. And all the people who have loved and hated me. In [...]

A Lifetime of Running from My Own Presence

Therapy is a lot like school: there is homework. But, it's life homework. Presumably the kind of thing that makes us better versions of who we already are. I don't know. I haven't decided if there is truth to that but I'm doing the homework anyway. Because I've always been a tenacious student and I'll [...]

To my “almost” daughter: Anika

My dear sweet, Anika, today would have been your birthday. 11 years. 11 years of unconditional love, of kissed "owies", of discovering books and hobbies and mysteries together. 11 years of learning who you are and figuring out who you want to become. 11 years of play, of laughter, of joy, of sheer silliness. 11 [...]