One of my favorite things about myself is my Queerness – I am a friend of Dorothy, just like the other Queers before me. Continue reading A Friend of Dorothy
I suddenly realized something about myself in that moment that I felt like I had been suppressing for over two decades of my life – because I thought I only could have one choice. On the screen, I realized I loved this movie because I have a crush on this actress and maybe it was the tequila – but does this mean I’m gay? It was a lot to process: I was drunk, I was at my ex boyfriend’s house, and I was having this inner monologue. So what do I do? I went outside after it had just snowed, sat on his front step and looked above my head to a porch decorated in Christmas lights, and I just cried. Continue reading Tis the Season for Movies
Through the years I’ve realized there are three kinds of people out there:
1. Ones that love Christmas music and will start playing it as soon as they possibly can.
2. Ones that tolerate it, but only when (and I mean ONLY when) Christmas is a few days away.
3. Ones that cringe at the sound of it.
Continue reading Holiday Music to My Ears
Sometimes revisiting the past through music can help us to appreciate where we are in the present. Continue reading Dusting Off the Bookshelf
Poetry has always held a special place in my heart. Somewhere out there exists a notebook of poetry that I wrote in middle school. I’m pretty sure in one of those poems I compared the crush I had on my middle school boyfriend to having a vanilla ice cream cone with rainbow sprinkles on a … Continue reading An Ode to Mary Oliver