A few caveats before we go into this: 1) I'm fine. I'm not writing this from a place of current pain. It's just something I've wanted to put on 'paper' for a while. 2) To the person who was involved, we are absolutely good. Life is an amazing teacher and I'm grateful for all of … Continue reading On heartbreak.
There tend to be two ways that young women are taught to think about sex. I'd argue that neither is correct. They are: Don't. Protect your virtue. I mean... it's your decision. Obviously. But *shrug* do you REALLY want to be known as *that* girl? Do you want people to talk? I mean, I'm just … Continue reading It’s just sex.
By now, you've heard that two nights ago, while the country slept, the Senate voted against measures that would keep key provisions of the Affordable Care Act in place. I believe this is short-sighted and dangerous, potentially leading to millions of Americans losing their healthcare coverage. I chose to write to my local congressional representative, and … Continue reading 13 months without health insurance: a pre-existing condition nightmare
I'm in Barbados with my best friend, riding shotgun in her mom's Jeep, guiding my hand and arm to ride a wave of air out the window as we jet down the highway from the west coast back to her family's house in the south. It's the last day of my holiday stay and we've been … Continue reading Does my disease make me a burden?
My dad's name was Rick Jones. He married my mom when she was 18. I think he was 29. Or 27. Older than her at least, in a way that makes me wonder about the much older men that I dated when I was too young to do so, and why they didn't put the … Continue reading Fathers be good to your daughters.
I am not a physically small person. I'm 5'9", towering six inches above the world's average woman. My shoulders are broad and strong, my hips wide, my thighs solid and touching on the inside. I wear a size 10 shoe. I am muscular, dense. Unfeminine? I am not a mentally small person. I speak with conviction. I am a voracious … Continue reading In which I shrink myself.