I am not defined by what I am not. ‘I am’ is a simple and powerful statement to claim daily as I struggle to understand my identity.
Little White Lies
I did not fear the truth because of your possible reaction; I feared the truth because of my own reaction.
“You’ll feel like you’re dying, but you aren’t, until you are…”
“I don’t try to avoid the pain. I meditate on it. I notice its breadth and depth. I rewrite it by refusing to avoid the sensation by contorting my frame. I stand as strong as I can… no matter how hard this pain pushes back.”
Being Native American During Thanksgiving
This is a tough topic, so I went looking for inspiration.
When Pain Isn’t Harming You, But it Still Won’t Quit
“Is this what death feels like?”
An Old Witch and A Magic Chair
“I remember the smell of the food cooking on the stove; I remember running and laughing though the clumps of grown-ups, seeing a room full of boots and shins and knees like so many stalks of the river cane in my backyard that made up the tall forests for my playtime.
Writing Through the Darkness
The weekend before Election Day, I went home for the first time in 35 years.