Until All the Stories Are Told

Until All the Stories Are Told

For the last month, I’ve shared one story each day on Twitter about a survivor of sexual violence. Why? Well, for a few reasons. First, it’s to illustrate the fact that survivor narratives are diverse. There are male survivors, female survivors, trans...
Running to Wholeness

Running to Wholeness

What I have learned about healing from sexual violence helps me run, and what I have learned about running helps me heal. Last weekend, I ran the Cause and Event 5K to benefit the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center. As I dedicated my run to the thousands of survivors they...
Don’t Be a Booger Bystander

Don’t Be a Booger Bystander

If you have a booger on your face, chances are, I’m going to tell you. I might say, “Hey, you have something hanging off your nose.” Or maybe I’ll silently hand you a tissue. But I’m not going to let you walk around town a minute longer with that booger on your face....
First Love, A Poem

First Love, A Poem

I fell in love with you at 2am on a snowy evening. You walked your dog down my street as I walked mine out the door. And we talked and talked and were tangled up in leashes and snow on our eyelashes and by the time the ground became white, I was in love. eighteen...