Love and Other Stories

I did my first public poetry reading a couple weeks ago. It was simultaneously the most exciting, liberating and nerve-wracking thing I’ve ever done. I’ve spoken in public forums, hosted investor meetings with men twice my age without blinking an eye. Yet this, reading a poem in public to a room of strangers was the scariest thing I’ve ever […]

why can’t we seem to keep it together?

The dreams come; carrying with them absolute and utter depression. In my dreams, I am alone. Stumbling wildly drunk. I remember long phone calls and private jokes and whispers inked into skin. Once upon a time, I was the happy shiny girl who had everything, but there is much to be said about material possessions […]

accidentally in love?

how do you know when it’s love? is it from the quickening of heartbeats? skin tingling as his fingers brush yours? the desperate yearning to constantly be talking to this person? the idea of what we could be? the dream of what it is?  how do i know it’s love? as i embrace this new […]

why can’t you want me like the other boys do? they stare at me while i stare at you

you’ve won.you know that. clearly. in the battle of who cares least. you earned the gold medal. and all that’s left is my dignity.  i resolved to not lose myself this year. because i might like you, but i love myself more. and i have to start taking care of the things that i love. and […]

the myriad reasons why i’m OK. and the truth.

i can smile now. like actually, physically hurt from smiling.  i haven’t felt like this in such a long time; this high, and i know i wrote about lows, but life is a constant battle to get uphill, and i’m running, running, running, and for the first time, i feel like maybe i’m arriving. i […]

Life According to Elizabeth Wurtzel

“To get through every day, through a job of staring at pencil marks in spreadsheets through glassy eyes, through humoring a husband who has not sold a screenplay in six years and is writing a new one still, through telling everybody your three basic children are talented and gifted—I know that people who do these […]