I've surrounded myself with women for most of my life. Although I was fortunate enough to grow up with both parents in my household, I was, and still am closer to my mother. I received an all-girls Catholic education for fifteen years, and most of my best friends are women of multiethnic backgrounds of different … Continue reading Safe Haven (International Women’s Day Post)
I stopped by my old boss' office on Friday afternoon to say hi. I brought her some Hershey chocolates that were given to me by a professor, but my intestines were already having immense difficulty digesting the lactose in the mocha latte I indulged in earlier. Damn intolerance. My boss ebulliently greeted me and draped … Continue reading Best Thing I’ve Ever Done
While I was on my way back to New Jersey from New York City, I sat next to a retired cop on the train. He began the conversation by asking me where I was going. "Somewhere in Jersey?" he guessed. "Yeah," I responded, a smile curling on my face. He was a nice old man, … Continue reading Train Ride Home
A poem about how I got here.