On Belonging

I had promised myself I wouldn’t cry at this reunion. In one of the few photos from our fifth college reunion, we’re all smiling: former roommates, wingies, best friends. I’m the only one in the group whose red, puffy eyes and tentative smile are giveaways of the tears I’d just wiped away prior to the […]

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Stories

When I was young and kept a diary–haphazardly–I felt compelled to explain my long absences to my readers. Not that my diary had any actual readers, other than my mom and siblings. And I’m even sure about them. Yet, filled with youthful delusions of my future grandeur, I felt that I was writing for posterity, […]

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Go Into the Light

I’ve always been a little bit shady. That’s why you’d be likely to find me on the dark side of the street, shrinking away from daylight, my face obscured by a broad-brimmed hat. On the rarest of days, if you managed to see a flash of my exposed skin, bare to the elements, you might wonder, […]

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The Little Guy: Let’s Wrap This Up

Originally posted on Life of Kylie:
Something’s been gnawing at me. No, it’s not just the Little Guy (though he is a biter, and I’m still trying to wean him). It’s the Little Guy’s Tale. Sometimes referred to as ‘The Pregnancy Saga,’ the Little Guy’s Tale is the narrative that originally formed the core of…

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The Empty Bowl

The Listen to your Mother Show: Backstage and Inside As I waited backstage at the Listen to Your Mother show, my anxiety took shape as the certainty that my period just started three different times. Three different times, I was wrong. In between those nervous trips to the bathroom, I applied and then re-applied my make-up at […]

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