Day 41-39: Dear Diary

I’ve spent a good portion the last several nights writing in my journal. This edition, a weathered leather bound volume given to me as a gift and holds only several pages of my deepest thoughts. But it sits faithfully by my bed in the tradition of many before it for my darkest and brightest hours. … Continue reading

Ode to My Queer and Changing Body

Upon further examination, I have come to the conclusion that one day, I will not look like Apollo Belvedere.   While these shoulders bring to mind another fable, they narrowly brace the expectations of an art-obsessed dreamer.   Perhaps, ┬áin time, I will invent my own classical nude. The curve of my body that pains … Continue reading

“All the Rest is Marketing”

Baruch Ata Adonai Eloheinu Melech Ha’Olam Sh’hechianu v’kimanu, v’higiyanu, la’zman hazeh Blessed are You, Eternal One, Our G-d, Ruler of time and space, who has kept us alive and sustained us and helped us to arrive at this moment. This prayer comes from transtorah.org, the relatively self-explanatory website that saved my life this summer. The … Continue reading