When I was in 6th grade, a classmate was having a big birthday bash to which it seemed everyone was invited. We’ll call her Kayla. It was still summer vacation and I ran into my best friend at the beach. She asked me if I was going to Kayla’s birthday party and I told her I hadn’t received an invitation. “Oh you’re invited!” my friend … Continue reading Invited
“Do you understand what self-deprecation means when it come from somebody who already exists in the margins? It’s not humility, it’s humiliation. I put myself down in order to speak, in order to seek permission to speak…” –Hannah Gadsby When I saw “Nanette” for the first time and I heard Hannah speak these words, it was as though someone had put a large bell over … Continue reading Permission
Hell hath no fury like a man ignored. Or so I’ve learned. A couple of week’s ago, my partner and I were visiting her niece and nephews at her brother’s house. Her niece is old enough now that she remembers who I am, but still young enough that she hasn’t figured out that I’m a huge nerd, so I am taking full advantage of that … Continue reading Who Will Save Your Soul?