Personal Essays + Op-Eds

Lunch Ticket

“A Quality, Good Life”: Defining Ableism and What It Means to Be Human

“Before I became the marketing director of this day habilitation center, my experience with severe disabilities was limited.”

Dallas Yoga Magazine

Secrets of a Yogi: Losing and Keeping 40 Pounds Off

“I’m no one in the fitness community. I do not have a personal training certification, a nutritionist license or an Instagram page with 10,000+ followers. I just started yoga teacher training, but I still can’t do crow pose, even though I’ve been working on it for over a year. I rock climb, but I’m terrified of heights, so my progress has been even slower there. But here’s why I’m writing this: I lost 40 pounds in two years, and I’ve kept the weight off for over a year now. This is my fitness journey.”

Ten Spurs

If the Good Lord Lets Me in

Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, July 2014
Awarded “Runner Up”

You have to buy the 2015 edition of Ten Spurs to read the full story, but here’s an excerpt:

If the Good Lord Lets Me In Excerpt

Oral Fixation

“Like Riding a Bike”

Season 3, “Ducks in a Row,” April 2014

Forthcoming Works

  • What a Year of Sobriety Has Taught Me (Lunch Ticket, June 2020)
  • Tough Love (Defenestration Magazine, July 2020)
  • Patience and Prejudice: Why You Should Forgive Unintentional Bias (Lady Queer Collective, Summer 2020)
  • The One with the Failed Gender Ideals: What the Jokes in Friends Tell Us about American Culture (Lady Queer Collective, Summer 2020).

Works to Look Out for

I suspect you’ll have a lot more to read soon! Be on the lookout for personal essays about these things:

  • Meeting my dad for the first time when I was 22
  • An awkward conversation I had with my high school creative writing teacher
  • An affair I had at the ripe age of 17
  • A conversation (or two) with my mom that helped me understand her better
  • Coming out as pansexual
  • Taking a Tinder date to explore an abandoned mansion
  • Getting stuck on a cruise during Hurricane Harvey

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