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I write.

“ I like stories that risk something by being on the page. Whether it's the subject matter, the style of writing, or the fact that the author has tried to write about the experience at all, the work that feels the most rewarding to me is writing that has risked something to exist. 39 Lashes: Just Write Something About Your Mother [by Lara Lillibridge] has this level of courage in spades. ”
— Courtney Maum, 2016 Prose Judge, Slippery Elm Literary Journal

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In Which I Receive The Infamous Email from the Health Teacher

Mon Feb 20 2017

I have been dreading the school notification for over a year.  You know, the one that says something about how we will be having a health class just for boys and another one just for girls. Sex Ed, middle school style. Read more »

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Slouchy Boots

Wed Feb 15 2017

I would rather have half of my footwear the way I want them than to have both boots in a mediocre half-alert state. Read more »

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It's Not That Hard: Talking to Children About Gender Identity

Tue Feb 07 2017

I can imagine that our shift towards a more inclusive society has caused more than one parent trepidation in regard to explaining things to their children. I’m sure at least one person has said to themselves, “Hey, I just figured out talking about gay and straight. Now I have to talk about gender identity with an 8-year-old? Impossible.” View at huffingtonpost »

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I Hide Things from my Cat and it Goes Poorly

Thu Feb 02 2017

Lately, in an effort to out-sneak the cat, I have delayed bringing my suitcase downstairs until the last possible moment. It works perfectly, most of the time. Except I am still me, , by which I mean flighty and easily distractible. Read more »

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We the People

Wed Feb 01 2017

We need to find those few places where our views overlap and strengthen those bonds, because we can't move forward without the other side. If we could, we would have won the election. View at huffingtonpost »

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Teaching Children About the A in GLBTA

Thu Jan 26 2017

Single is not a failed relationship status. View at huffingtonpost »

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I Hope You Never Know

Mon Jan 23 2017

The truth is, I hope all my friends never have to experience the oppression that made that beautiful international march necessary. This is my letter to those who can’t fathom why the march resonated with so many of us. View at huffingtonpost »

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Its' Not the End of the World (Yet)

Fri Jan 20 2017

It feels like the end of the world. I want to lie on the floor for the next four years. (The couch takes too much effort and offers too much comfort.) Many of my friends are fired up and mobilizing, but I’m not there yet. I’m still lying on the floor. View at huffingtonpost »

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Mama, Look at Me

Mon Jan 16 2017

My body is there with my children, but my mind is full of my own things: who needs to be where, when, and what needs to happen in order for that to occur, what I can cook for dinner that everyone will eat without complaining, a half-thought I want to remember to write down and expand into an essay. I look at him but don’t watch him closely. Read more »

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Has My Son Been Replaced with a Pod Creature?

Sun Jan 15 2017

A sleep story in pictures Read more »

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A Mother’s Response to the Ft. Lauderdale Airport Shooting

Fri Jan 06 2017

Airports were always happy places for me. They contained the expectation of adventure and were filled with people going somewhere, and I was one of those people, too. Every summer, my brother and I boarded a plane in Rochester, NY, and followed a daisy chain of connecting flights to end in Anchorage, Alaska, over 4,000 miles away. View at huffingtonpost »

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When it Comes to Blood-Sucking Parasites, I’ll Take all the Hope I can Get

Fri Jan 06 2017

I tend to think I am an intelligent person who does not fall easy prey to snake oil sales pitches, but when it comes to lice, all rational thought goes out the window Read more »

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