On Turning 26

I know I've had an extended hiatus from writing since February but I hope to be back now with at least some regularity. I turned 26 last week and am writing this short, belated birthday post about my three regrets of the past five years and my three hopes for the next five years. The … Continue reading On Turning 26

New Age Aphrodite

Body-Image Body. Image. If CSI powdered humanity with the dust of the earth traces of divine fingerprints would stand out in the dirt. But no. No. NO. Natural beauty isn't enough because it's just that: natural. Hated is anything not 'perfected' by man. A form shrouded in the mists of time finds no welcome in … Continue reading New Age Aphrodite

On Turning 25: The Failure of Youth as All-Satisfying

We are inundated every day with messages that say the late-teen/early 20s of one’s life are to be some of the best, filled with sunshine and everything beautiful sustained by the vigor of youth (and used to whatever end our little hearts desire). These subconscious expectations caused terrible dysphoria because mine were bleak, tear-stained years … Continue reading On Turning 25: The Failure of Youth as All-Satisfying