I Dad, Therefore I Am

Finding Solace in Parenthood Photo by Jelleke Vanooteghem on Unsplash “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” — Frederick Douglass I looked down into those little blue eyes, and tears streamed down my face. She was but 8 lbs — so delicate, so defenseless. She couldn’t possibly see me yet, but her eyes… Continue reading I Dad, Therefore I Am

The Tao of Loneliness

Misadventures In Being Authentic in Dating Photo by Noah Silliman on Unsplash “Loneliness is the human condition. No one is ever going to fill that space. The best you can do is know yourself; know what you want.” — Janet Fitch She fumbled for my hands as she danced with me. I could see she was drunk and completely out of… Continue reading The Tao of Loneliness

Everything I Needed To Know About Life I Learned Dancing

Photo by Scott Broome on Unsplash “Life is like dancing. If we have a big floor, many people will dance. Some will get angry when the rhythm changes. But life is changing all the time.” — Don Miguel Ruiz Shadows flickered across the trampled dust, these figures moving rhythmically around the roaring bonfire. The pulse of the hide hewn drums… Continue reading Everything I Needed To Know About Life I Learned Dancing

Kissing Frogs and Red Flags

The Art of Missing the Warning Signs Photo by Esteban Lopez on Unsplash “Loving a person doesn’t make them who you desire; it makes you vulnerable to their reality.”― Abby Fabiaschi Trigger warning: Physical violation and assault discussed I was sitting there trembling, breathing deeply, my sense of self gone. This followed an emotionally exhausting conversation, that should have… Continue reading Kissing Frogs and Red Flags

It Happens To Little Boys Too

Not All of the Monsters are Men Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash “The child I was is just one breath away from me.” — Sheniz Janmohamed Trigger warning: Sexual trauma, hate speech, child molestation and abuse are discussed Note for updated article: I wrote this article almost a year ago, and it was the most difficult thing I’ve ever written.… Continue reading It Happens To Little Boys Too