My Life in Burlesque: The Joy (and Pain) of Posing (Nude)

A month ago on a Tuesday morning, I was sitting in an office. Last Tuesday morning, I was lying on my back totally naked while strangers painted me.

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On Reparations, Gentrification, the Role of Police, and Other Intellectual Pursuits

I know all you bookish and clever women have read  quite a bit over the last year. What’s the hardest/best thing you’ve read lately? Read More On Reparations, Gentrification, the Role of Police, and Other Intellectual Pursuits

Looking For My Religion In The Season Of Advent

I spent most of this past Saturday going through my closet at my parents’ house and doing some serious downsizing and rearranging. Seriously, there was stuff in that closet from five years ago that I forgot I even still owned. I said goodbye to party dresses that are still in great shape, and I hope someone has as much fun wearing them as I did. Read More Looking For My Religion In The Season Of Advent

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: A Gripe

This weekend I saw Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. I liked it. It was a good popcorn movie. It kept me entertained. It made me think about humanity. It made me think about hubris. It made me think about weaponry. But it chafed a little.

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To Query or Not to Query: That is the Neverending Million-Dollar Hair-Pulling-Out-of-Head Question

Direct quote from me to a composer friend the other day: “I’m so fucking sick of being a fiction writer.” Read More To Query or Not to Query: That is the Neverending Million-Dollar Hair-Pulling-Out-of-Head Question

Do You Want to Get Lunch: Social Awkwardness and New Jobs

After several long months of job searching (which I recorded in gifs sets here and here), I was able to land a long-term contract position with a big corporation that has several theme parks. Yay for a steady paycheck from corporate overlords! Read More Do You Want to Get Lunch: Social Awkwardness and New Jobs