Weekly Wipe-Out

I could talk until I am blue in the face about the terrible decisions this man has made and all of the terrible things he has said in just this last week, but I don’t need to. You already know. This man does not stand for freedom. He does not stand for peace. He does […]

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Body On The Tracks

“Body On The Tracks” Huddled. An empty train packed. Delayed. Half hour commute tripled. Paused for Signal. Still silent bodies wait. We appreciate your patience. Rerouted. Shuttle buses to final destinations. Tracks closed from Belmont to North/Clybourn. Two miles of investigation. Attempts to make sense of the unknown. Two miles of collection. Piecing together an […]

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Public Speaking *Gulp*

Next week I get a speaker at the event DENIAL: Being In It & Getting Out Of It. I reached out to Nikki¬†Nigl after attending ABOUT WOMEN a few times. These events are a safe place so I jumped at the chance to conquer my fear of public speaking and honestly, the topic is something […]

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Usher’s “Burn” And Taking Control Of Your Sexual Health

I remember when Usher came out with the Confessions album. I was a freshman in high school and pretty naive about sexuality. Classmates were gossiping about the song “Burn” being more than a confession of cheating, but of giving a lover a STD. I thought, NO WAY! Thirteen years later, maybe my classmates were right after-all. Usher’s […]

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Goodbye Lincoln Square Hello Evanston

The past weekend I moved to an apartment in Evanston. Three stories up with no elevator. We were too stubborn to hire movers and a part of me thinks we might always be. Maybe that’s okay. My sister, brother-in-law and I have spent a decade helping one another with moves, so at this point we’re […]

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What Do You Love More?

Originally posted on BREVITY's Nonfiction Blog:
Not even her best backbend Before I was a writer, I was an acrobat. Not the kind that flips through the air–the kind who holds up other smaller, younger acrobats who look better in the same spandex costume. A “base.” I loved it. I loved being the one…

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“Witness” Katy Perry’s Departure

I fell in love with Katy Perry’s second album “One of the Boys.” It was catchy, angsty, and fun. As her third and fourth album came out I did not connect in the same way, but still found plenty of tracks that I enjoyed. The world tour for Prism concluded in October of 2015 and […]

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