After the Dance

“I want to be with you because… well, you are everything I know I want and need in a woman” And here we go again. You saying words that mean things and me knowing that we can never be. You somehow just seem to think that I am a woman, one who doesn’t subscribe to … More After the Dance


One day we will solve puzzles and play word games. On a Wednesday and it will be our routine. This time belongs to us. It is ours. We will laugh, loud. We will drink wine and eat cheese, that I’ll regret it in the morning. But your face, your smile, in this moment, I will … More Zoom

Dream On

I’m itching for adventure. Not a vacation. Not a place that everyone is finding themselves traveling to. Nothing for Instagram, or the Internet. Something real. Something deep. Something that would define my inhibitions as wild. I was exchanging traveling stories with one of my co-workers when I realized I needed this. Some of the best … More Dream On

Lose You

Lately I’ve been overwhelmed. The details of my life in the past three weeks have left me feeling both raw and confused. Unexpected shifts have left me to question people’s motives and intentions. I’m in a space where no one is to be trusted and everyone is either to be questioned or removed. I am … More Lose You

A Different World

I’ve been thinking a lot about how pop culture connects us. When it comes to books, TV, movies, music, food, theater – we all seem to be able to have conversations about our different interpretations of these things. These conversations not only intertwine us and provide perspective, but makes us happy. It makes us feel … More A Different World

Low Lights

It’s been a while since I’ve been here. I was recently telling a friend how I write better in sadness and confusion… and while I have been in a constant state of trying to “figure it all out,” I haven’t felt sadness in a while. I have been stressed, though. Stressed because I’m on the … More Low Lights

Lady in a Glass Dress

I wrote this September 4, 2016… still relevant…   I’m not sure when everyone got together and decided that transparency equaled weakness but it’s getting frustrating – or rather, uncomfortable to continue to try to fit in that box with everyone else. We’ve been so conditioned these days to think that we have to have … More Lady in a Glass Dress


I brought in my birthday at an airport. The first song I listened to was “Who Gon Stop Me” followed by “Illest MotherF***er Alive”, “4:44”, and “Unbelievable” by Biggie. I listened to “Unbelievable” 12 times before starting the album from the beginning, 12 times before boarding the plane, 12 times before meeting Rahul. Rahul and … More Unbelievable

Runaway Love

Whenever I’m traveling by train or by bus I think about my grandpa.  If you know my grandpa or have ever heard me talk about the always preachin’ William Tump McDowell, then you also know that he not only loves to talk but has lived a bit of an interesting life.  I was on my … More Runaway Love