“me and mine” energy

Saturday I stayed in my PJ ‘s all damn day. I never do that. I didn’t want to cook anything, My mind couldn’t plan another meal. Been responsible for three meals a day for the last 45 days. We ordered in pizza. It was yummy. I went on strike. For 24...

Be a Fool

Growing up I was shamed for crying. Maybe you heard this too… “Big girls don’t cry.” “I’ll give you something to cry about.” I laughed at inappropriate times. When that wall of pain finally broke loose I cried a river of tears...

It’s time

This is for the quiet ones. The ones who didn’t stand out. The ones who stood too tall. The ones who were small. The ones who were _____. The ones who felt shame. The ones who were judged. The ones who weren’t invited to the game. The ones who are waiting...

Good girls do tell.

Just before we walk into the room Mom sees the business card of another therapist sharing the office. There’s a quick intake of breath. Janice. Mom worked for Janice’s husband for 15 years. “What will people think?” Oh fuck here we go…I’m an empath* by...

I’m a shaker

Excited I stand at the podium in front of the entire school ready to give my first chapel talk. Mr. Patterson, our Headmaster, insists that each of the 7th graders speak about their relationship to God before the whole school. As I start to talk I’m flooded with...