There is more surviving after every survival [A Poem]

Trigger Warning: Rapeย  The way you know a pain is lasting is through the heart- how it thumps (wildly) how it almost stops (dead) every time how this chest suddenly becomes the heaviest thing to carry And so I step into a room with ready hands- (i) to hold my body before and after it … Continue reading There is more surviving after every survival [A Poem]

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A Suicide Note that begins with “Please Stay Alive” [Short Story]

I am my mother's therapist. If you grieve long enough, and hard, you'll soon understand that underneath pain is a door that stays closed until we turn the knob. This is why people grieve at funerals. This is why people don't. For others, the door stays locked for years. And for others- like my mother- … Continue reading A Suicide Note that begins with “Please Stay Alive” [Short Story]

No love is easy: Telling the truth to your creative friends about their workย 

I'm going to begin this post with a sweet open declaration- I love my friends and I'm confident I've built for myself the best support system of all time. And if I'm learning anything these days, it is that No love is easy (Alison Malee). The same love that fills us with joy and sends … Continue reading No love is easy: Telling the truth to your creative friends about their workย