Category: Personal stories
For those who don’t know me
These are just some things for those who don’t know me, but it’s ok if those who do know me read them, too.
I sold myself short, and it took me a long time to grow the confidence to call myself a writer. I spent decades in other lines of work that weren’t fulfilling, working on finding my voice.
For Dodo, a sweet friend to anyone. (This is an essay about pet loss and bereavement.)
The new mommy struggle
A look back on how I came to terms with my new mommy imperfections and adjusted to my post-baby body while I was at it.
Pervy little liar
What I learned about sexual harassment in middle school.
A playground pest stole my right to recess, and I hoped my teacher would have my back. A story from 1993.
I believe in fairies
My childhood was rich in fairy lore, and, for as long as it’s been around, I think maybe there’s something to it.
What I wish I’d known about c-sections
What I wish I’d known about c-sections before I had to have one myself.
Death by ovarian cyst
Medical staff sent me home from the hospital while I was bleeding internally from a ruptured ovarian cyst, and I almost died waiting for care.