Before you dig in…

The Core Stories is a personal essay series that I launched on my website back in 2015. Now, I send these pieces via Substack newsletter. Sometimes, I accomplish an essay a week; other times, a whole month goes by and I can barely manage to get one published. I’m still trying to find my proper place on the spectrum between succumbing to a capitalist, ableist, heteropatriarchal ideal of consistent productivity (hi, I’m a millennial woman with chronic illness who pays her rent via a multi-hyphenate creative career) and abandoning the disciplined commitment that is necessary to make my work. I’ll probably write about this and other related themes: tenderness, communication, growth, grounding, allowing. Expect a multitude of alliterative metaphors and etymological investigations, references to Mama Nay (that’s my nickname for Mother Nature), and plenty of vulnerable shares with takeaways I hope feel juicy.