I didn't grow up in a big city. Las Cruces, New Mexico, population 100,000 and growing. But it wasn't tiny either. My bedroom window faced the street, so I was no stranger to the night time sounds of cars rushing past, the occasional siren, or motorcycle. I could hear the train whistle from my bathroom … Continue reading In the Absence of Sirens
Captain Jack Sparrow stumbled his way onto the big screen in 2003. At eight, I couldn’t imagine anything better than being a pirate (or a jedi, or a wizard—between Star Wars and Fantastic Beasts, I feel like my childhood movie going experiences are experiencing a renaissance). The Curse of the Black Pearl is a prime … Continue reading The rum is actually all gone, so is the magic
There are so many journals out there. So many online only magazines. So many poetry competitions, some of which offer substantial monetary reward, others are a waste of time and money. Once you have a carefully crafted poem, where do you send it?
13 Reasons Why has received a lot of criticism in blog posts, and on my Facebook feed for glorifying suicide. It’s the reason I avoided watching the show for over a month after its release on Netflix, despite its 86% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes and Netflix’s insistence that it was an 83% match for … Continue reading Does 13 Reasons Why glorify suicide?
When it comes to the ass kicking, cross wielding blonde icon that is Buffy Summers, I'm behind the curve. I didn't watch Joss Whedon's 90s supernatural teen drama until 17 years after it came out. In 2014, I spent much of my spring semester binging my way through Buffy episodes, debating the benefits of Angel … Continue reading Buffy on the Page
Zines aren't going to pay my rent, heal my relationships, or improve my self esteem, but the act of printing poems you crafted is validating. You're making a statement that these words are worth the ink and paper, and therefore, worth your readers' time.
How many people do you know who are writing a novel? And have been for 10 years (yes, they’re only 21, so this masterwork has been in the works since they were 11)?
In case you didn’t realize yet, March is Women’s History Month. It’s a good time to reflect on the women who have held their ground, brokered peace, built bridges (metaphorical and otherwise) and were all around badasses.
The joy, the optimism, the humor! How could I not miss Joe Biden memes?
Water is life, according to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Water Protectors and the astronomers who found seven potentially habitable planets in another galaxy (why are they potentially habitable? The distance between them and their star means water could exist on their surfaces).