Nevertheless, She Persisted

2017 has been a hard one for new ideas. My brain is bogged down in the political and moral fights the year has wrought. But creating in such a space also allows for the combination of art and politics. A while back, I created a chalkboard for Gather featuring the words of Mitch McConnell regarding […]

First Place Essay: “Cold Light”

I’m so, so honored to have placed first in the creative nonfiction category in Still: The Journal’s annual writing contest! Read the full essay here. Also be sure to check out the other amazing pieces. My friend Natalie Sypolt won first in fiction, and the winning poem is incredible. In addition, the amazing Meg Wilson (who […]

Appalachia Ablaze

As a child, I was terrified of fire. After a fire marshal came to my elementary school to teach us basic fire safety, such as having a plan and using stop-drop-and-roll, I doubled down on my fear. I slept on the side of the bed closest to the door, in case I needed to run […]