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Mother’s Day: One of the Hardest Days of the Year

There are a few days that I dread each year. My birthday is one; Mother’s Day is another. Sometimes I acknowledge it, I reach out to friends who are wonderful mothers and give them a shout out. I do know … Continue reading

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Breaking My Silence: A Dream Publication – Let’s Talk About An Unspeakable

On October 31, one of my most personal essays was published at one of my dream publications: The Manifest-Station. I was going to share it, but I was sick. Preoccupied. I had stuff going on. It was only a week … Continue reading

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Four Years: Another Birthday Missed

Four years. That’s what it will be in ten days. Four years since I’ve seen, spoken to or really had any contact beyond the occasional email or text message where she wants something… where I can’t even be sure that … Continue reading

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The High Price Of Being The Better Person (And How It Cost Me My Sister)

I have a very complicated relationship with my sister. All right, that is misleading or an understatement or just doesn’t seem 100% true. For the past three plus years I have not had a relationship with my sister. And for … Continue reading

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Domestic Violence: It’s Not A Women’s Issue, It’s A Human Issue

October has always been a big month for me. It is LGBT History Month (Pride is something else yo). In college and graduate school there were midterms and big-deal projects. But October is also something else – it’s Domestic Violence … Continue reading

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