I Have The Power In Me

When I was in fourth grade, I made the decision to change my name. Until then, I had gone by my full first name in school. My family called me a shortened version of my first name (many still do). But, variations of my name were pretty popular and in fourth grade...

One Time I Felt Unheard (Trigger Warning)

I thought I would be writing this morning about how the U.S. had made history again and we would be realizing the dreams of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Lucretia Mott, and so many other women who have fought for women’s equality for so very long. Instead,...

I Am America (Remix)

Several weeks ago I turned notifications off on my mobile devices, I killed my Facebook feed with a browser extension on my PC, I stopped engaging in political conversation, for the most part. I voted the first day early voting options were available and told my...

Who Are You?

I’ve been thinking about how I identify lately. In other words, who am I? Who do I really want to be? What is my work? I currently teach college communication studies and debate classes. I love to teach. I love to communicate. I love to study the subject. So why am I...

The Bone People

When I was a little girl, I talked to ghosts. I don’t think now that they were ghosts but they were something. I remember when I was small, maybe 4 or 5, and I was running through the yard with the two young girls from next door. A dog had gone in the yard and those...