Momni Milestones: Making Room to Grow

A month ago, I stood in front of 350 people, looking out at a Fashion Show that a dream team of coworkers and I had spent four months -- who am I kidding -- a whole year planning for. That Thursday I had opened the shop, sold last minute tickets to the show, taped line-up… Continue reading Momni Milestones: Making Room to Grow

Self Care Benders

Grey light brushed my eyes on a Tuesday morning with soft severity. An exhausted snooze button met my hand for the sixth time, and I rolled over a dark mass of pillows to find my round tabby cat, Pumpkin, staring at me with an exceptionally annoyed look. I know that seeing, "Get up you lazy… Continue reading Self Care Benders

Artist in Training

For my whole life I have wanted to be an artist. Matisse prints on my apartment walls and art school google searches in my browsing history, I check out Virginia Wolfe from the library and scribble page after page into an exhausted journal. I lean into the anxious creative inside me between museum walls and… Continue reading Artist in Training

Earth Day Homework

Everybody wants to live more green. We all have reusable bags in the back of our cars and pledges to ride our bike to the farmer's market. But if we don't refuel our fire to do these things, we very often forget about them. The best way to keep that fire burning through our every… Continue reading Earth Day Homework

Sista Sista

My best friend was born when I was thirteen. She lives a thousand miles away and calls me every night saying, "Sissy, I grew last night," reminding me how far apart our lives are. We get to spend about three weeks of the year together, which is just enough to cherish but of course, never,… Continue reading Sista Sista

Doble Ve Editorial Shoot

When it comes to photo shoots, I prefer to stay behind the shot. I'm considerably more comfortable directing a pose, styling a set, or making corny jokes to enhance candid laughing shots (Spoiler: it's exactly as awkward as it sounds). But every so often I get the inclination or offer to work on the other… Continue reading Doble Ve Editorial Shoot

Keep Yourself Company

I belong to a routine. Every morning I wake at seven, suffocate my cat with snuggles, pour water into my french press, sweep my hardwood floors, sit on my futon until eight, steam my face with coffee and catch up with myself. I need this time, and need it dearly; it feels hugely important to… Continue reading Keep Yourself Company