Problem Solving ∨ Problem Living

Should we focus on solving the world’s problems or living with our problems? And what does it look like to work with and in our problems?

A Thought– Delayed

Hi Reader (s)? I am sorry I did not post my monthly story, and I even failed to give an explanation! The truth is, my life has been a whirlwind. I am in the middle of reassessing that whirlwind, but I want to say quickly that I have a great project in the work and…

Inequalities in Chicago

A man stumbled to his right as my friend dragged me towards hers. Chicago’s bright city lights dissipated to yellow patches that broke up the darkness as we found ourselves on a street that ran below Michigan Avenue.

Miriam Aguilera on Self-Worth + Self-Starting + Domestic Violence

Miriam began to tell me her story, how she immigrated into the United States as a married woman and struggled to find self-worth in her emotionally abusive marriage. The process of leaving was coupled with learning that she was worthy of good treatment, a belief she was not raised to embody.

Personal Updates

Nothing I have been writing feels good enough lately. Call it a writer’s block, maybe a quality block, but the truth is, I have not been feeling great.


My wings had melted and, like Icarus, I fell— hard, fast, completely. And I found myself at the bottom of a pit as dark as night and as vivid as ice-cold water.