Dear Senator: A Call to Deny Brett Kavanaugh

***TW: rape, sexual assault, PTSD *** Despite living in D.C., I am still finding it difficult to get a letter to my former senator. To be completely candid, that is in part due to the fact the submission form on his website limits my character count. My objection to Senator John Boozman's support of Brett... Continue Reading →

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I’m Okay?: The Lasting Effects of Bullying

***TW: anxiety, disordered eating, self-harm*** In kindergarten, I was recurrently tossed off the top of a five-foot slide by the same boy while his friends watched. Relief did not come when the principal intervened, but rather when the boy finally moved away. I re-visited that school this past summer while substitute teaching. The same playground... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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