The Menagerie

  • June 10, 2017 The Doing List.

    I’ve always been a list maker. I find them to be great not just for prioritizing what I’m doing but also to simply clear my brain of clutter. My office is littered with lists on various scraps of ...

  • May 09, 2017 We don't say no enough and forget the yes it can give.

    I hit a point a couple of months ago where I realized -- really realized -- how much time I was spending responding to my emails. I’ve always prided myself in being pretty quick to respond and to be...

  • April 26, 2017 journaling as body love.

    I kept a journal growing up. A lot of it was pretty typical day-to-day stuff. I’ve got a vivid memory of my grandfather, after his first long hospital spell, telling me I should write about that; he...

  • April 07, 2017 girl stays in the picture.

    I am at peace with the unflattering pictures of me floating around the internet. Photos where you can see my chin twice. Where my hands are flailing. Where I have crazy eyes or a strange expression wi...

  • March 30, 2017 Extending empathy & kindness to myself.

    It looks like everything on the outside of me is together.

  • March 04, 2017 the alternative to striking.

    An unpopular opinion to have is this: I think the Women’s Strike this week will do little except further hurt women. Much in the way of the immigrant strike, this sort of action requires not only pl...

  • February 15, 2017 Things I Love Right Now.

    Because it's the middle of February. Because I keep typing the month in every correspondence as "March." Because sometimes you just want to talk about stuff you're into and why you're into it.

  • January 27, 2017 buoys.

    Buoys, as a noun, are a navigational mark. They often warn of changes in the sea, sometimes dangerous. Sometimes not.

  • January 23, 2017 Feminism Looks Like This.

    This morning, I drove to a local coffee shop to meet up with a girl who reached out to me through an e-course we were both taking. She lived near and wanted to connect in person; the election left her...

  • January 05, 2017 Duty vs. Devotion: The Flip of A Mental Switch

    I have become obsessed with mantras. I think, partially, because the beauty of a mantra is that it might resonate with you the moment you hear it or it might be something you tuck away and it comes ba...