Let’s Be Angry

Grieve. So that you can be free to feel something else. – Nayyirah Waheed I am an emotional person. I feel a lot of feelings and am not afraid to express them. One feeling that has been resounding lately has been anger. Anger about what’s happening in this…

Leah, Take the Wheel

I always dream vividly. It’s sorta my thing. Greg, my partner, tells me all the time that my recollection of dream-details is insane. For instance, the other day I dreamt that I was on a river traveling to Amsterdam afloat a large flying dog (think The Neverending Story),…

It’s Okay to Be

It’s okay to be angry. It’s okay to be frustrated at the world, feel slighted by fate, and wonder when your break is coming. It’s okay to yell and scream and cry into your pillow. And it’s okay to sit there with a blank stare.   It’s okay…

Beautiful Boundaries

Over the past few years, in both work and in my personal life, I have been responsible for a lot of stuff. A lot. And with that responsibility comes lots of people having lots of questions. These questions would start at 7am and go until about 11pm, sometimes…

The Creative Curse

I’m a highly creative person, and I am here to tell you that it always feels amazing like you’re going to explode with frustration. Creative people are either totally on fire with fresh ideas and innovative ways to communicate or they have the brain mass of a slug.…

What 33 Taught Me

Well, it happened. Yesterday was my birthday, and today I woke up 34 and sort of sore (I started the Jillian Michaels workouts and Y’ALL). Maybe that will be my slogan for this year: 34 and sort of sore. 33 was an amazing year. I took a new…

What MLK Would Say Today

Racism. Bigotry. Hate. The Civil Rights Movement put an end to all of this, right? Wrong. The Civil Rights Movement was, in many ways, incredibly successful. But let’s be honest: you can’t scroll through an app and not see the word racism. You can’t log into facebook and…

Women Vs. Women

“I am proud to be a Christian woman who is not a feminist.” Lately, I’ve been hearing that narrative a lot. Hot take: it makes no sense. It’s like saying, “I am a proud woman who does not use a heating pad for my cramps.” Like good for you homegirl,…

The Year of the Loser

Well, friends, 2017 has come and gone, and it was good.  I successfully didn’t cut bangs even though I almost did like 5 times, I thrived in a career as a creative director, and I started a new relationship with a wonderful man who has thoughtfully labeled me…

The Change Game

For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out, and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction. Cynthia Occelli Let me be really clear about something: Change sucks. I mean,…
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