An Ode to Shaved Heads

Before quarantine, I maintained a shaved head. Since March, I’ve been growing my hair out. It’s strange, seeing just how long the quarantine has lasted physically manifested on my head. I had some thoughts about shaved hair in general, and wrote about it on Medium. Check it out here, or to avoid the Paywall, join …

The Politics of “I’m Fat”

New Medium article! Some thoughts on how a simple adjective became demonized, and a soft reclamation of “fat” as a description of self.  Why do we hate the word “fat” so much? Why can’t I describe my own body accurately without someone jumping in to tell me I’m “not fat?” This is the cognitive dissonance: …

The Strange Role of Food in Horror Movies

Very excited that my new Medium article was featured on FanFare! My partner Matt and I got into a discussion while watching Poltergeist that made me wonder: what kind of psycho eats potato salad and orange juice?! The answer is Dana Freeling, and she is nasty.  The whole conversation spiraled wildly out of control as …

New Medium Article: First, My Mother Sent Me My Father’s Ashes

When my father died, my relationship with my mother was already strained. However, his mortal ending was also the end of our family. It had been a long time coming.  With the holidays approaching, it is impossible to not think of them. This essay is a good reminder that blood doesn’t have to tie you …