Growing up in the Bible Belt in the early 2000s, I had very little, if any, positive representation of LGBTQ+ folks. It wasn’t until my early 20s that I encountered stories of queer young adults discovering and owning their identities, and it was nothing short of life-changing. I finally saw and understood my authentic self … Continue reading ~ sapphic summer reading list ~
I often get overwhelmed when someone asks me to share about my life, my background, and my struggles. There’s no easy place to begin, and often things feel too heavy, too nuanced, and too raw to pour out on the unsuspecting masses. My goal for this post, and any future posts, is that it is … Continue reading The Second Time I Kissed a Woman
Valentine's Day is the biggest day of the year for the commercial flower industry. Most people grab a bouquet from their local supermarket and don't think twice about it. But do you know what it took for those flowers to get to you? The US imports nearly 80% of it's flowers, and the majority come … Continue reading It’s Valentine’s Day. Do you know where your flowers come from?
A poem by Alex Ike I wonderam I the only one?who finds more comfort under the weight of her blanketthan in the sun that is peaking through my windowasking me to come bask in it?how do I tell the sunthat it is more of a teasethan a joythat I think she is wonderfulI have always … Continue reading Depression
What is an art journal? An art journal is simply a creative space to use however you wish. It can include sketches, poetry, collages, tiny paintings, photography, mementos, scattered thoughts, dried flowers… Truly, the options are endless. It’s a place to store inspiration and try out new ideas or mediums. It can be silly or … Continue reading The Creative Practice of Keeping an Art Journal