Escape to Petit Jean

Over the past few months, I have noted that in the process of keeping up with legislation and policy, I haven't taken a moment to write a personal blog post. While the aforementioned activities are entertaining, I aim to not spend ALL my time with my nose in a bill book. Just most of it. Finding... Continue Reading →

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A Brief Repose

Hello everyone, After last night, I am taking a short break from writing and social media. For those that have encouraged my writing and discussions in the past, I want to say thank you. I don’t know if I can fully express how much that means to me. When I say it keeps me going,... Continue Reading →

Thank you, JHS Drama

Tonight is opening night for Jonesboro High School Speech and Drama's production, EAT (It’s Not About Food). As someone who has been out of high school for five years now, it may seem a little odd for me to be posting about such an event. Off the top of my head, I can’t say if I... Continue Reading →

A Question of Agency

It has been a month or so since I penned my XOJane article, “Street Harassment Forced Me to Stop Playing Pokémon Go.” I consider it to be a successful article- not because everyone agreed with it (they didn’t), but because it spurred a conversation that I had dabbled with in the past but never really... Continue Reading →

Mile by Mile, Photo by Photo

We are about halfway through our long trek back to the South. In the past few days, we have gazed at the Grand Canyon, ogled the Painted Desert, and backtracked through the Petrified Forest National Park. All this was done with cat and dog in tow. Traveling with pets isn’t something that is new to us. We... Continue Reading →

Dear Governor Hutchinson

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson has surprised me throughout his term with some of his legislative decisions, in both positive and negative ways. Arkansas state Senator Jason Rapert, however, has stayed true to form and only ever surprises me when he is threatening someone with a weapon on Twitter. Today Senator Rapert shared a letter he received... Continue Reading →

Breaking Free of ED

February 21st kicked off this year’s National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. As a newly minted remission patient, this is my first time in the past 7 years that I have observed this week without disordered eating ruling my life. It has taken a long time to get to this point, not just for remission but being... Continue Reading →

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