Category: Real & Raw

Think of the Brand! (And Other Ridiculous Rules That Make Me Want to Drink a Vat of Wine)

It's been a while.  And recently I've been wondering if it would be longer still before I sent another newsletter. Or if I would even send another one at all.…

My Husband Is a Black Man. My Husband Is a Target.

My husband comes over to kiss me goodbye before leaving the apartment to go to a photography shoot. "Be careful out there" I say to him. As he shuts the…

It Is Not the Storm That Slays Me

I saw you today. The dark clouds gave way to thunder and when the lightning chaser sparked up the sky, I saw your silhouette. I'm not sure how many days…

Humanity Is Hurting. It Is Time That Love Wins.

I do not pretend to understand a world in which guns and rapists are acceptable but love between same sex couples is deemed "wrong". "Wrong" is the fact that whilst…

To the Man Who Asked Me If I Swallow

A few days ago, as I was walking from the subway to my apartment, I was stopped by a man who began speaking to me. I had my headphones in…

Things I Know Today: I Am Scared and I’m Alive

Last month was a tough cash flow challenge. Skating on such thin financial ice is not something I enjoy. It's not something I enjoy sharing, either. And yet here I…

Our Symphony Has Stopped. A Letter to My Lost Love

Here I am, on the other side of everything we fought to get through. And here you aren't. Our love has sat on a dusty shelf for thousands of hours…

The Taboo That Still Surrounds The Aging Woman

Vintage wine is savored. Vintage cars exclaimed over. Vintage clothes coveted. Yet the vintage woman remains uncelebrated.  From the moment we are born society sets expectations of us. We are…