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Don’t Give Up On Stories — Stories Always Matter


I’m going to be really honest: I’ve been down in the dumps lately. I can’t explain why other than I continue to pitch my book, Hillbilly, Queer, and I continue to get rejection after rejection from agent after agent. But I should be jumping with joy because, through all ofRead the Rest…

On Giving Tuesday, Help Me Support Two Important Organizations


Today marks Giving Tuesday, a day that celebrates end-of-the-year giving and philanthropy for nonprofits across the globe. Since its start in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y in NYC, Giving Tuesday has grown into 30,000 organizations in 68 countries participating in the day. That’s a ton of nonprofits, which can make it hard toRead the Rest…

Creating Understanding Across Difference Starts with Owning Our Stories

Rural Drive 1

This story was originally posted for The Facing Project at  /// I stared into a sea of nuns in traditional black-and-white habits. Peppered in between were sweatshirts, backpacks—college-aged Catholic women and men. On the tip of my tongue lay three words that were sure to bring lightening down fromRead the Rest…

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