From the moment we are born,
the world tends to have a
container already built for us
to fit inside: A social security
number, a gender, a race,
a profession or an I.Q. I ponder
if we are more defined by the
container we are in,
rather than what we are inside.
Would we recognize
ourselves if we could
expand beyond our
bodies? Would we still
be able to exist if we
were authentically
~ Paige Bradley


“If something inside you is real,
we will probably find it interesting,
and it will probably be universal.
So you must risk placing real emotion at the 
center of your work.
Write straight into the emotional center of things.
Write towards vulnerability.
Don’t worry about appearing sentimental.
Worry about being unavailable;
worry about being absent or fraudulent.
Risk being unliked.
Tell the truth as you understand it.
If you’re a 
writer, you have a moral obligation to do this
and it is a revolutionary act –
truth is always subversive.”

(Thank you Captain. My Captain! For sharing this beautiful piece with me today!)


Celebrating World Teachers Day!

To all my fabulous teachers, mentors, friends, students, and colleagues who keep my fire lit! Especially to my son, who plays outside the box and asks me the most profound questions at 3:30 in the morning. 🙂 I’m always learning. Love to you all! #WorldTeachersDay