Purple Shirt

The whole Trump tape scandal and the political debate on Sunday really got to me this past weekend. I know it is because I have had so many experiences with men like that, men who thought they were entitled to touch or use my body without my consent. It’s been so prevalent in my life. And…

à propos el guagua

So here I am in Quito, busy adjusting to the altitude and walking my feet off around the historic Old Town. I’m not going to write a lot about that here—this isn’t a travel blog (just in case you were wondering). Instead, I wanted to tell you about un refrán (a saying) I learned today…

Reconnecting With My Therapist

Naturally I feel nervous as I walk into my session on Wednesday. I take off my jacket and sit down, on the floor in front of the chair. “Going straight for the floor today?” E. asks, smiling. I nod and smile back. And to postpone just a bit longer bringing up my topic of the day, I ask…