Day 1, Week 1: Year Two (Don’t Stop Believin’)

It was an elective. We could choose what we wanted, but two were required to graduate. The syllabus should have discouraged me, but there was a part of me buried deep down beneath the stunt double and the dancer who secretly wanted to perform. I respected his commitment and his determination that we all understand … Continue reading Day 1, Week 1: Year Two (Don’t Stop Believin’)

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Poetry Is Not a Luxury: Readers’ Delight

I knew the diner would be chilly so I wore an extra sweater and scarf. I liked the food there but I wasn't particularly in the mood for it now. When the waitress came, I just ordered the same thing he did and waited somewhat unenthusiastically for the food to arrive. The conversation was light … Continue reading Poetry Is Not a Luxury: Readers’ Delight

Before The I Do: Love Is Not a Marriage

I wasn't sure if I believed in marriage. It was antiquated. It was oppressive. It was rooted in the myth of female subjectivity. Rooted in a historical legacy of woman as property: capable of, needing to be, and wanting to be owned. It was the aspiration of overzealous evangelicals, cloaked in insincere holiness, in inauthentic … Continue reading Before The I Do: Love Is Not a Marriage