On Being Alone For the Holidays

Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah to all, but especially to those of you who are spending the holiday alone, as I am this year, and in fact how I spend the holidays most years. I used to suffer from extreme loneliness, and then there were the years of trying to escape my circumstances– going to movie marathon, not because I wanted to, but to be … Continue reading On Being Alone For the Holidays

A Day to Honor and Witness *All* Mothers

Mother’s Day is such a complex and fraught holiday for me (and many others too). On the one hand, motherhood is such a vastly underappreciated life path, I want to honor all the literal mothers of human children I know. I want to honor and acknowledge mothers who come by their gifts of mothering naturally. Mothers who’ve struggled with it and for whom it doesn’t feel … Continue reading A Day to Honor and Witness *All* Mothers