…shedding my past life
In the dim glow of a streetlight, a strange silhouette caught my eye. A miniature totem protruded from the trunk of our pine tree. I was looking a cicada in the eye, during the most vulnerable moment of her life. Read more
The Women’s March was the largest protest in Washington DC, in The Unites States, and in the history of the world. It’s estimated that conservatively there were over 5,000,000 protesters worldwide. This number is even greater, for many more joined us in spirit. Thank you for showing up. Thank you for using your voice. Thank you for giving me hope. These photos are for you. Read more
In front of me were over 10,000 sticky-notes, reminding me that I was not alone…
I’m tired. Tired of thinking, tired of talking, and tired of emotions without a name. Since my travels I thought I had a shell of an idea who my countrymen were. I was wrong, Read more
When Milagros Palavecino (Mili) grows up, she wants to be a photographer. Born with severe scoliosis, at 15 Mili has never known a day without her wheelchair, Read more
As I watch, I am stripped down to my vulnerability, gutted and left raw and open…
Her body shakes as she looks at her friend for the last time, unsure if they’d see each other again.
From the corner of my eye the flashy heron continues his hunt. His slow stalk moves comfortably to my conscious.
We were literally seconds too late. We watched as our friends left the shore waving at us. The man said they’d hold the boat another few minutes. The man was full of it. I felt responsible. It had been my idea to go whale watching, and they left without us. We sat helplessly watching them pull away. Read more
Gay marriage is legal, and polygamist unions are now safe under the law. I am straight. I am Mormon/LDS. I am a Utahn. I am monogamous. I have looked inward, and this is how I feel.
I love you.
I am glad to see your joy.
I am glad you feel more a part of our community.
I am glad you feel happy.
And I am glad you are here.
My little sister Laurel started with the nickname “Laurel-Lee-Lou-Dootie-Q.” I call her “Q.” Soon she’ll be known as Sister Galli, missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in… watch the video and see! Read more