wild weeds, wild women

Weeds are a mystical sort of thing. Most people want to pull them up out of their gardens immediately, piece by piece. They’re a nuisance. A distraction. Uninvited, untamed, and ultimately unwanted. But what most people don’t see is that if you let them go, if you let them flourish as they are, they become…

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(un)overwhelmed.

Hours ago, I felt the need to write something honest. Something about overwhelm. Because that’s all that I was capable of feeling. Writing anything else felt impossible. But as I walked out of the office of the colony to lock up the farmhouse for the evening, I found myself locked out of the office. And…

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returning to the breath

There’s a lesson taught in every yoga class I’ve ever sat in: focus on the breath, inhale through the nose, exhale through the mouth, and clear your mind. It’s really hard to do. But what I like about it is this: every instructor I’ve had will say, just as your mind begins to drift, that…

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selfie love shoot

Yesterday, my boyfriend pulled up his Instagram to show me a boudior photo shoot one of his high school classmates had recently done. “Love Yourself,” she had captioned it. He’d never seen anything like this before, but he remembered this particular girl being quite the tomboy when he’d known her. A straight frame, flat chest,…

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