The One I Loved First

My mom stopped loving me after I gained weight following a miscarriage. Of course, that isn’t technically true. She didn’t stop loving me. She just wasn’t capable of true love. Once I was no longer the beautiful daughter she had bragged about, she couldn’t find anything about me to admire, and I became a reproach […]


Unconditional – A Love Letter to My Parents

I lucked out big time on the parent front, both right out of the womb and then again a few years later.