Just Make Some Sh*t Already

Honesty Time: I’ve been avoiding writing a blog because I was worried what I had to say wasn’t revolutionary enough. I haven’t written a blog in a bit and I kept thinking, “Damn it, this next blog needs to really be good or else…” Hearing myself say that out loud is so silly. Or elseContinue reading “Just Make Some Sh*t Already”

Words I Love Part 2: You Belong

“You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees & the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding just as it should.” -Desiderata (found in Old Saint Paul’s Church Dated 1692) This quote is important toContinue reading “Words I Love Part 2: You Belong”

Welcome to the Hurricane

Have you ever found yourself sitting in the middle of your life thinking “How did I get here? How did my life turn out like this?” This is a place I affectionately call Hurricane Shit-Storm. Maybe your smack dab in the middle of Hurricane Shit-Storm at work, at home or personally. It is funny howContinue reading “Welcome to the Hurricane”

I Dare You

Excerpt of a poem from my journal: Dear-One You have exalted everyone, except yourself. Please notice how that has not brought you any closer to your purpose and light. It is not vain to call out your most beautiful and honest qualities. After all you have been obsessed with finding the best qualities in everyoneContinue reading “I Dare You”

Words I Love Part 1: Live The Questions

As a woman in this society I was trained to consider everyone’s needs, feelings and opinions above my own. I was trained that my voice only matters in relation to the validation of others. I was taught that desire is dangerous and having an expectation will only lead to disappointment. I could not desire orContinue reading “Words I Love Part 1: Live The Questions”

Our Revolution

I wrote this poem several years ago. Part of being authentic for me is sharing with the world all of those little talents we keep to ourselves for fear that others will truly see who we are. This is who I am. A poet. An artist. A fallible human that is afraid of what itContinue reading “Our Revolution”


It was a gloomy day in the fall of 2006. I was skipping my nursing classes yet again trying to cheer myself up with a trip to the Chicago Institute of Art. My favorite place in the whole museum was the room with Monet’s “Stacks of Wheat (End of Summer)” painting . On this particularContinue reading “Monet”

March It Out

Dear You, No one is coming to save you from your life. Put on your shoes, stand up and march that shit out. Hell, crawl if you have to, but giving up is not an option. It is impossible to wish yourself out of existence. You are…and will be. The elements that make up yourContinue reading “March It Out”

I am still here

During this global crisis it may feel like everything we thought we could hold onto is being obliterated. Sometimes we may even feel convinced that our identity is being obliterated as well. To those of you that feel this way I offer you this reflection. Nine months ago, my life came crashing in on me.Continue reading “I am still here”