personal essays

Where Did All The Natural Girls Go?

In her article, “The Age of Instagram Face”, writer Jia Tolentino posed the question, “What did it mean, I wondered, that I have spent so much of my life attempting to perform…

Why I’m Not Talking To My Black Sons About George Floyd’s Killing

The irony that my first glimpse of the video of George Floyd, crying out for his deceased mother as he died while pinned beneath the weight of a police officer’s knee on a Minneapolis street, was on the same day as my own black son’s kindergarten graduation is not lost on me.

Dating In The Time of Quarantine

My love life during quarantine…where do I even begin? I don’t think any of us thought that Covid-19 would wreck 2020 the way that it did. Jobs have been lost and people…