I remember the encounter well. “Don’t you guys ever wonder if you’re just a product of the culture you’ve grown up in?” The hurt and curiosity in his eyes was strategically shielded by anger. He was upset that we were meeting at his apartment and talking about an ancient text he evidently thought was ridiculous. We were just trying… Continue reading Keeping the Doubt
No one wants to admit how much they NEED family. But, the truth is we all do, whether we like it or not. As the baby of the family I have the chronic need to prove that I’m able to do things on my own. As the youngest sister, I’m all too familiar with the… Continue reading Family Ties
A former boss once said to me around Christmas time, “I’m not sure if you’re the kind of person who measures your years by calendar years or birthdays, but…” and went on to tell me how much I had grown in the previous calendar year as an employee. I probably should have paid more attention to the… Continue reading How Do You Measure A Year?
Two years ago I didn’t know a majority of the people in these photos. I was floundering. I didn’t have much of a community and I was very unsure about Los Angeles and especially about my place within it. I knew I was called here, but why? In what capacity? This week I’m reminded of… Continue reading A New Home