“Nothing to Lose” by Ashley Carpenter

While I was classmates with Ashley in college and enjoyed her feminist sass in class discussions, we never got to know each other very well. I always looked forward to her submissions to the school's literary magazine I worked on -- her pieces were well-written and punchy. I knew she kept writing after graduation, so … Continue reading “Nothing to Lose” by Ashley Carpenter

Short Stories: an announcement and a giveaway

I love reading. When I was in third grade, my mom had me make a list of all the books I'd read in the last year. Once we got through the library loan records and my Sonlight reading list, I discovered that I'd read between two and three hundred books that year. When I was … Continue reading Short Stories: an announcement and a giveaway

Self-care & community

This new year, I'm trying to be deliberate about self-care. Things that I would have shoved off as unimportant before because they  only meant something to me -- I'm taking these up and owning them. I'm fighting the lies in my head: "It's not a big deal. I'm too busy." "It's not important." "I wouldn't … Continue reading Self-care & community