S K I N N Y

She wraps her arms tight about herself. Her friends would tell her that since she could do that then she must be anorexic. She must have a food disorder of  some kind. And don’t you know that men like curves? She wraps her arms around herself and the voices she thought she was ignoring come…

You Are the Lonely Woman

It is the primary identification. You are the lonely woman. It is the foremost cry. You are the lonely woman. It is the pent-up scream. You are the lonely woman. This is the darkest place, you think. It has to be the worst. How can you possibly move from here? What can heal these wounds?…

I Am Not a Mom, But—

Am I the only one who feels it? Because I am not a Mom, sometimes I feel as though perhaps I’m not much of a woman, maybe I’m not as intelligent, not as equipped for life, not as sacrificial, not capable of real love, not as tired, not as burdened. I can hear the patronizing…

5 Reasons She’s Still Posting about Her Wedding

It’s a really good question. I used to be bothered by it. I used to think, “We get it! You had a beautiful wedding! Post something else now.” I’ve always struggled with having grace for others. I think a lot of people do. But then, I became a bride, and then I wasn’t a bride…