The First Half

I was honestly freaking out at the beginning of this pregnancy because, for the most part, I felt totally fine with very few symptoms. I thought for sure something was wrong. I arrived at the first three appointments full of doubt and bracing myself for bad news, like actually choking back tears while I waited […]

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Women & Nature

Women have long been intertwined with nature and play a significant, but often overlooked, role in the conservation of our planet. This connection is clear in figures of speech, such as ‘mother earth’ or ‘mother nature’, and in historically designated gender roles. We’ve globally relied on women to provide abundance and fertility in their homes […]

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Shuck It

If you weren’t heading off to college in the fall, then you were a big ol’ loser. At least that’s the way it was in my high school, and don’t even get me started on what community college attendance would do to your reputation. Of course looking back now, nearly five years after my college […]

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Instagallon

Instagram has been my sole source of social media for the past two years. For a while I prided myself in, and even bragged about, the fact that I only existed on one social media platform. While this is still a decision I plan to adhere to, (well until something better comes along) I also […]

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Social Caterpillar

My parents have said my whole life what a social butterfly I am. I thrive when I’m spending time with friends or family, and also love being surrounded by large crowds. Being around people feels safe and comfortable, whereas being alone feels intimidating and sometimes downright scary. Not to say that I don’t ever enjoy […]

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To Tell Or Not To Tell

It’s no secret that people have trouble dealing with grief in this country. Most people feel some level of discomfort when dealing with the pain and suffering of others, so turning a blind eye is their natural response. The perpetuation of this stigma that you shouldn’t be excited or open about your pregnancy until you’re […]

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This Is Also Me

In these words I offer you the truest expression of what’s embedded under my skin, between my bones, and deep within my heart space. Rarely are all parts of me in unison, and sometimes I feel an internal debate between each space, but they’re all me.  I notice that if every fiber of my being […]

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