• Life,  Process

    Phase 1: And So it Begins…..

    A few days ago, in between periods 3 and 4, I noticed I had a handful of text messages. With 25 teenagers shuffling in and out of my classroom every 55 minutes, needing hall passes, homework updates, and hugs when the day is off-kilter, looking at my cell phone is a luxury that happens…

  • Life,  Poetry,  Process

    Sorry, Nurse Ratched

    You can’t do that in here! There are privacy laws. Really? You might want to walk away….   Because…. I just did. And will again. You are going through the motions. We are going through the emotions.   She is 1 in 8. She is our Baby Sister.  She is a mother…

  • Life,  Process

    Bodacious to Body Conscious: What Cancer Does….

    For as long as I can remember, since I was 10 or 11, my chest has been the interest of others. From staring to envy, even jokes by our mother …. my hourglass shape has drawn attention.  Unwanted attention. In turn, I developed an unhealthy relationship with my body, most notably, my…