“I challenge you to be alone; I challenge you to dig deep and find out who you are. I challenge you to look at the face in the mirror and love yourself as much as you love other people because those other people you love and admire so much- they have flaws and bad habits … Continue reading Challenge



Sometimes, just seeing that word is enough to make you want to stop what you’re doing and rip your hair out. Other times, those 8 letters do enough to make your heart fall out of your chest, because you just miss them too much, the love you feel for them almost too much for your … Continue reading Siblings


  They watched you grow from a mere foot long human to a full sized one, and along the way, tried to guide you in the direction they thought best. Perhaps they guided too much, perhaps not enough. But I’ve been thinking about their role in our everyday life a lot lately, and it’s infinitely … Continue reading Parents


My whole life I’ve been telling myself, ‘don’t be afraid’. And it is only now that I’m realizing how stupid that is. Don’t be afraid. Like saying, ‘don’t move out of the way when someone tries to punch you’ or ‘don’t flinch at the heat of fire’ or ‘don’t blink’. Don’t be human. I’m afraid … Continue reading Afraid


It is terrifying to think that one day you will trust somebody enough to let them see you naked. You will undress and remind them that you’ve stretch marks and birth marks and scars from having chicken pox when you were little and scars from all of the other things now. You will blush thousands … Continue reading Naked

A Smile

I’ve always been one for the latest accessories, and when they told me a smile was the best accessory, I knew I had to have it. I spent days and nights painting it on carefully, making it graceful and beautiful, just to keep up with the latest fashion. Even when there were tears welling up … Continue reading A Smile