Good News For Girls: No Apologies for Brilliance


How We See Ourselves: Your hair-free head might be a source of embarrassment. Or it might be another place to show off your beauty. Embracing all the features prone to shame. (if you missed Sarah’s post earlier this week … you’re welcome.) With a little support (as Bev reminded us) maybe we can even Flourish. […]

Rebirth in the Psych Ward


Not many places on earth lend themselves to the acute aspiration and suffocating defeat of a psych ward. Especially when you’re an adolescent. My husband works in such a place. His name is Jason. He stands at a modest 5’9”, average build, but with eyes that could call the confession or compassion out of a […]

For Jess, For Fern, For Love


Jess gave birth to her second baby girl on February 10 and was instantly in love. She also realised that things would be different with this baby. She and her husband Jonny had learned that their little girl had Apert Syndrome: the combination of craniosynotosis, the premature fusing of skull plates during fetal development, and syndactyly, […]

When There’s a School Shooting in Your Backyard


Seattle Pacific University is where my parents met. It’s where my brother spent his academic career, and where I was poised to go until the moment I realized their music department wasn’t a good fit. My friend Christine is a week away from calling the school her alma mater. It’s a campus I’m well acquainted with, […]

Sacred Space and a Latte


I want to be a writer when I grow up. But that would mean really taking the time to write. Novel concept, eh? *pun intended* In the meantime, I work at a little café for just a wee bit more than minimum wage. Sometimes it’s exhausting. Sometimes it’s hard to juggle my day job as […]