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womanhood.

“I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being.” – Maya Angelou                                 “You can’t play with us. You’re a girl.” Girl. It spits harshly off his tongue as though my gender is a direct, detestable offense to his playground territory. Tears […]

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Like Swirling Dandelions

How do you explain a mass shooting to a survivor of a genocide 22 years prior?  Moreover, how does the description of hate translate through linguistic nuances; the conception of struggle expressed through words; the acknowledgement of pain vocalized with storytelling? Like an assembly line issuing product after product, I can’t help but wonder if the hate I meet in […]

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legendary yeti hunters

Somewhere between 28,000 and 35,000 feet in the air, Tasha, the United Airlines flight attendant with perfectly placed hot-pink lipstick, brought me a lukewarm cup of airplane coffee (read: sludgy, ground-heavy brews) along with a can of soda water. Sweet angel, Tasha. This was my second drink serving, after all, so I felt more than […]

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burning out in a crying world.

Folk-tunes blared from my silver computer mid-morning last week as I sipped my third, lukewarm cup of coffee. These days, my Spotify playlists have been inundated with artists like the Dirty Guv’nahs, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, or The Civil Wars. There’s something spectacularly calming about strumming banjos, melodies that sound like campfires in the back-country, […]

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stones of help.

The intensity, growth, and pervasiveness of Denver traffic is becoming more and more noticeable these days. Ask anyone. Commuter or not, the thickness of cars – sitting idly, bumper to bumper – is a vision you will find more frequently along the two-lane routes of Downing into RiNo; from the re-gentrified enclaves of LoHi into […]

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as it should be.

My car broke at the intersection of University & Belleview yesterday. Ugh. My mind went through three distinct phases as a I smelt burning fumes and the horrid noise of the engine turning over, over, and  over again: Shame. Driving through the ritzy neighborhoods of Cherry Creek with a 20-year old car that suddenly fails to work […]

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skies & stories

To any airport nerds out there: I’m with you! Baggage claim, terminals, café stops, and gates are my jam. Need to arrive early for a flight? Fine by me. More time to explore, people watch, and make new friends. It’s strange, I know, but the love of airports and planes is just one of many […]

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