32 flavors of grace.

word of the year: grace (noun). elegance or beauty of form, manner, motion, or action: a pleasing or attractive quality or endowment: favor or goodwill. mercy; clemency; pardon: moral strength: my year started in a flood of beginnings. not just your typical new year’s resolutions but a divorce, a new job, and a new(ish) relationship…

mama, do my thighs touch?

the first time I questioned the validity of my body, of the space it took up, I was in middle school. a boy told my best friend that she had nice legs. he said not a word to me. I sat back down at my desk watching the way my pale skin spread and covered…

the year of BIG things.

“If I’m gonna tell a real story, I’m gonna start with my name.”     -Kendrick Lamar for the past decade, my name has been the most trivial aspect of my self. trading it instead for mom. or calling sordid acquaintances by it. scribbling it on various paper works. never has it felt my own or done…