Chapter One of “And Now I Speak:” 1,000 Paper Cranes

Listen to the episode here. Chapter One has arrived. This is a Christmas story, a story of a gift, a story of healing, and a story of growth. I’d love for you to give it a listen.  Music Podington Bear, “Up, Up, Up” and “Pounded Piano” Julie Maxwell, “Labyrinth” Frank Guerrero, “Fui Yo” People Like…

Announcing “And Now I Speak”

I’ve written, and written, and written. Writing and the written word itself was my first love in this world. I spent hours pouring over books and penning my own scribbles. I wrote a short story in fourth grade about a girl named “Robin” who was going into middle school on my parents’ slow, old desktop…

A Spiritual Journey.

The following piece was written for Professor Ralph Quinn’s Psychology and Religion course at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in Fall of 2017. Butterflies. I was sitting on that terrible paper when I got the news. You know the kind; the crinkly, waxy, white stuff you’re forced to sit on every time you go…

The Privilege of Eating Disorder Recovery.

I want to say something right off the bat: my recovery was not easy. I will never pretend that any part of living with and overcoming mental illness is effortless. My journey out of the heart of an eating disorder began many years ago and continues, albeit in a different form, to this day. My…