I once had a co-worker who told me that my first instinct in any situation was to panic. I didn't know what he meant--it was such a natural reaction that I could not see that I was the only person around me acting in such a manner. I was a bossy kid and that bled … Continue reading Speaking Softly And Slowing Down
I find the term feminism to be counterintuitive in the first place... I am equal beyond my gender because my gender is irrelevant. Your car is not better than my truck, your house is not better than my apartment, your male body is not better than my female body--they are different things. They are just … Continue reading Was Jesus A Feminist?
I came to Southern Illinois from Southern California just as I was. I have had a rough few years--this year especially--and was glad to feel like I was crossing the finish line triumphantly as my mother told me that she was really proud of me and ecstatic about my current being, in so many words... … Continue reading I Don’t Want To Shave My Legs
I decided to have a private getaway with my paintings before my cousins and I took to the road for our cross-country trip. I whisked my babies 40 miles east of the city into seclusion where we could spend some real quality time. With the exception of eating, sleeping and bathroom breaks--all I did was … Continue reading Homeless Like Me: Day 12
Not long after my last blog post, I fell asleep in the front seat of my car in a mall parking lot. I wasn't sure what the etiquette was of sleeping in your car in this mall parking lot -- it did seem a bit swank and the structure was enclosed -- but I was … Continue reading Homeless Like Me: Day 8
Writing from the second floor of a bookstore in a mall in... Glendale maybe? I don't know, I have been drifting around a bit today. I planned on being out of my apartment July 15, going home to Illinois on July 17 and probably staying at a friend's place for the days in between. Instead, … Continue reading Homeless Like Me: Day 4
Last night I had another dream about being abandoned by the same person I have dreamed about being abandoned by for the past year and a half. This is the only person I can recall having abandonment dreams about. We were at a party and most of what I can remember is from me watching … Continue reading Recurring Abandonment Dreams