I began stashing food in dresser drawers when I was seven years old, after I had experienced trauma.By high school, I held steady at 5’2” and 142 pounds. While I was not ‘fat’—a fact I would neither see nor believe until much later in life—most of my female classmates held steady at a relatively equal height and in the low 100s.As an undergraduate, while I found …Read More >
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It rained today. A steady, hard, summer-in-the-south kind of rain. The kind of rain that makes the air feel thick enough to take on a persona of its own. At 4:45 pm I took note of two things: 1) It was time to “call it a day” at work, and 2) I would be succumbing to a mad-dash-sprint-in-heels finale to the day. I had, yet again, forgotten my umbrella. As I watched the rain …Read More >
On June 13, 2013, I collided head-on with a pick-up truck.In the midst of making a right turn, I noticed a traffic sign, and hoping that it didn’t say, “No turn on red,” looked back to read it. I was relieved that it said, “Do not block intersection.” But when I turned my attention to the road in front of me, all I saw were the grill and front headlights of a black …Read More >
Since 1991, every 4 years, teams from across the world qualify to participate in a tournament, a whole month of non-stop matches of the most popular sport in the world: football (soccer). This year the tournament is held in France, with its opening game starting on June 7th.Women’s football has come a long way since the first unofficial Women’s World Cup took place …Read More >
“…you were sent to me because I’m sick.” (Jamie Sullivan to Landon Carter in A Walk to Remember)“... you make me into someone I couldn't even imagine. You make me happy, even when you're awful. I would rather be with you—even the you that you seem to think is diminished—than with anyone else in the world.” (Louisa Clark to Will Traynor in Me Before You)“Some …Read More >
I was watching the news in the break room at my job recently, when a story about an abortion law flashed on the screen. Louisiana’s governor, Democrat John Bel Edwards, has passed a bill that will make abortions illegal after a heartbeat is detected.  Even if the child was conceived through rape or incest. Another abortion ban. In another state. Again. Are you kidding …Read More >