Love and Logic

This July marks the second anniversary of my father’s death. My relationship with my father was strained at times but he is the person who made me feel safe. The feelings I have are complex. Underlying all those emotions, I love and miss him. Today, I will share a story from my childhood that shows… Continue reading Love and Logic

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Lessons Learned From Mental Health Advocacy & Portland Pride

In 2006, I started a mental health organization at Humboldt State. This group was called NAKED for Mental Health. I can’t tell you what the acronym means—I wanted a title with some shock value. All my friends joined and we put on some activities in the halls. The stigma around mental health is awful. It… Continue reading Lessons Learned From Mental Health Advocacy & Portland Pride

It’s Pleasure, Not Passion

In 2014, I took a trip to New York City to see Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway. There are things we know we have to do or we will regret them forever. I stayed at my favorite hostel in Brooklyn. It’s a great little place, the company is great,… Continue reading It’s Pleasure, Not Passion

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