The Rumpus | Behind Trees

In middle school, my AOL away message should have said: “Off playing the Sims; probably killing an effigy of you.” Because I was. The Sims was my favorite computer game and I played it almost every day. In it, you built painstakingly detailed houses and filled them with people you created and controlled completely. I […]

Medium | The Value of Being Uncomfortable

A few years ago I realized I was part of the problem; and I have had the pleasure of re-realizing that every day since. For each thing I learn — there is more to learn. It’s daunting. But only when we discover our role in a problem, can we accept a role in the solution.

Parents & Potatoes

What do you wear on the day you come out to your parents? What do you cook for dinner and should there be a dessert? Do you help with the dishes and is setting the table too much? (Something you always wear to imply you are still the same person. Potatoes, salad, chicken stir fry. […]