lose me for the night

I didn’t know what I didn’t know It feels so fresh though it was long ago Your hand, it lays so close to mine The moon shines bright as you check the time I told you that you’re being cruel again and you said that I didn’t understand  I turned my back and took the…

you forget yourself

I often forget who I am because she is ash in the ground and I am here among the living dead like the sorcerer’s apprentice sweeping drowning sweeping under the couch and under the dresser out of sight and out of mind until it builds and churns and builds and – And then the night…

a little lesson

the first time i saw maria i thought it was a dream she came downstairs in a long green dress and gave me a tangerine i was 6 years old and already loved to read the first time i saw steven i thought i was in love he held my hand when i got in…

An American in Paris

Today marks a year to the day that I first arrived in Paris. I was to spend a year there as an au pair for a lovely family of four, a mom and dad and two little girls, Eugenie and Heloise. I spent the first week terribly homesick and literally sick with a throat infection….

How Period Poverty is Affecting Young Girls in Developing Countries

Period poverty is an epidemic that goes much deeper than lack of menstrual hygiene products. Educating young girls and boys about menstruation has proven to be an imperative part of breaking down stigmas and helping them accept each other and themselves. The definition of period poverty includes lacking not just sanitary products and menstrual hygiene…