Vanity Lost

Hold on to your highlighter ladies, this is a tragedy of epic proportions: behold my entire makeup collection. What used to take up my guest bedroom and bathroom, now sitting here in this teeny lil pile on my bed. I was forced to scale it down to just two roll carts, and my travel bag, … Continue reading Vanity Lost

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Truth in Development

There is nothing more poetic to me than watching an image slowly emerge from a spotless white sheet of paper, floating in a shallow tray in the cast of a red light in a darkroom. The image is fuzzy at first, a blur of grey slowly appearing on the solid white background. The shadows come … Continue reading Truth in Development

Why I Write Nonfiction

They walked me down the hall to the campground’s small infirmary: they have to tell me something—it sounds serious. I could smell the alcohol and peroxide as I sat on the sterilized examination table. Oh Mylanta, who's dying? Wait… I'm the one sitting on the exam table… is it me?? "We want you to know, … Continue reading Why I Write Nonfiction

Into the Light of the Dark Black Night

My slightly, hrmm, abstract shall we say, statement of purpose for grad school: Who am I?  I am the Walrus.  When my creators handed me over to my parents they laughed and said 'Good luck figuring this one out.'  I am a lovely little puzzle not meant to be solved, but to incite curiosity, bewilderment, … Continue reading Into the Light of the Dark Black Night