Will the Bar Always Be in Hell?
Let's do a little exercise. Think of the attributes women often list when talking about the guys she’s dating or has just started talking to. How does she describe him?
My First Pride
It fills my body
Fills my body so full of light
I am almost bursting at the seams with
Joy so infectious I cannot avoid it if I wanted to
When Mary Threw Me a Tea Party
It is tea time and Mary, Queen of Scots is sitting next to me on a rickety bench on a gritty sidewalk. Up the hill is a stone castle. This, I think, is what I expected adult life to be — a posh tea, flower blossoms in glass teapots.
My Mother, Her Daughter
I hated my mother for a long time. And right now, I cringe at the sight of those words on a page because I have never uttered them out loud, much less to another person.
Wake Up and Break Up
To everyone in a romantic relationship, trust me, this letter is the last thing I want to be writing in a place like this
I Have Felt Grief Before
This summer, I lost my cat.
A Collection of Portraits
A collection of portraits by Katie Jane Villanueva
Q, who are you?
A being that is capable of loving, and being happy.
I drive, gripping my steering wheel, towering electric poles zooming by like lanky giants.
I got married last weekend.