HAIR-STORY

I have short hair. It’s by default. Because it’s thin, fine, and wispy and grows at a snail's pace I have yearned for long hair since I was 11 years old and ogled my classmate Kathleen's long thick locks. I imagined myself wearing a wig - it was the only way I could see myself …

Goodbye

I changed my hair for you. I started growing it out, and I quit dying it funky colors 👩‍🎤 because you didn't like it short and pink. I got a manicure topped off with gold gel nail polish💅 to be more feminine, to try and please you. I quit ordering ethnic food because you said …

HEARTBREAK

My heart hurts. 💔 It’s an agonizing feeling that is so familiar, yet still so uncomfortable. It comes from loss of connection with another person- usually romantic, but also friendship, or loss through death. This feeling has followed me from youth. When I was 11 years old, my family moved from Texas to South Carolina, …

Tinder Date

Last night I went on a Tinder date with someone a lot younger than me. He said the following things:"I bet you were pretty 20 years ago." "You look good, for your age." "You look the same now, except for the wrinkles" - when I showed him a photo of me 20 years ago. Ouch …