Losing My Religion

How do you think about trauma? Do you think about trauma? Can you live a perfectly happy and privileged life … More

On Moving Home

We moved back to Oklahoma last month. There was no dramatic impetus. We were just sitting on our sofa one … More

Sheltering in place in California

Shelter in Place

What happens when the world is forced from its routine? Forced to slow down or halt completely. Forced to speed … More

motherhood

This Bitter Earth

Throughout my pregnancy, I thought a lot about the kind of mother I wanted to be. I’ve spoken with so … More

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On Being “Feminine”

A few years ago — after celebrating a friend’s birthday a little too hard — I found myself waiting in … More

On Rebuilding

How do you rebuild? When nothing particularly terrible has happened to you. No fire has ravaged your home. No disease … More