The Menagerie

  • 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...

  • December 20, 2016 Words Over Resolutions.

    I noted in the last TinyLetter I sent that it might be my final of the year, and it turns out that the “might” was key.