A Poem, A Class and A Connection

This summer I am taking part in the Fox Valley Writing Project's Invitational Summer Institute. It's a great opportunity for me, and I am super excited to be a part of it. Last Saturday, during the orientation, one of the instructors shared the book The Best Part of Me, which is a wonderful book about body image,…

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I’m Finally Ready to Talk About It

Warning: This is a l-o-n-g post. Kind of a Part 2 to this post. And kind of the post I have been avoiding writing. The sky was uncharacteristically dark for a mid-September morning. Steel gray clouds concealed the sunrise, blanketing the streets in darkness. I squinted, scanned the sea of runners gathered in front of…