Icarus

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.

Black Lives Matter Protests

“I came out of the closet as a gay man when I was 16, but I came out of the closet as a black man when I was born.”

Time Spent in Quarantine

Time in quarantine feels nonsensical. How can we infuse meaning back into our days– and reclaim our 2020?

Pattern Breaking + Self Trust + Anxiety

As a person who could always rely on me, I suddenly saw my unreliability for what it was. I had become unstable, and the reality of it slapped me hard across the face.

Photo Diary of Morocco

“Morocco is the most beautiful country in the world. Because why? Because we have everything: two oceans, mountains, deserts, fresh water, and sunshine. What more do humans need?”

La Vida Color Rosa

I have been painting my life ‘color rosa’. It began as a coping mechanism and grew into a bad habit at best and destructive at worst.

Healing Medicine Through Mind + Body + Spirit

Doctors and patients alike must come to know the spirit and mind. They must integrate spiritual awareness with the material knowledge of mind and body. From this point, medicine can go beyond the material treatments and towards comprehensive healing.

Colombia + The Cultural Production of Street Art

“Mi hijo murió hace tres años,” the petite Colombian woman told us with tears in her eyes. Cristina and I were leaving Comuna 13, a district in Medellin, and had struck up a conversation with a woman walking to the metro. “Lo mataron.”

On Emotional Development

The fact is, the human mind, in its state of potential, is no different between gender, race, and culture. It is how we treat the developing mind that produces the behavior we see later in life.