My Body Is A Badass: A Declaration of Self

We must all learn to love ourselves through difficult things. For me, after everything my body and I have been through together, I can honestly say that I do love it. It’s a badass. And maybe, I am too.

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An Open Letter to My Bone Marrow Donor

I’ve thought quite a bit about exactly what I want to say to you and I’m really not sure that anything I could ever say could measure up to exactly the right words. 

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How to Touch Again: A Trust Fall Back into Life After BMT (Day 53)

We become so wrapped up in our apparent non-effect on other people that we forget that we very much do. Not just with germs and vaccines, but with actions and words too. Learning how to touch again has been all about trusting that other people maintain their part of the bargain; as is most of life. 

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I Know Why Babies Cry: A Deconstruction (BMT to Post Day 8)

This is what life was like for me at the brink of nothing. No blood type; no immune system. To be absolutely empty except what’s going on in your head. It’s an odd place; to wake up in the morning and know that you’ve got nothing left — but to feel as though you are so much.

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What I Read for the Month of June:

Admittedly, I was pretty busy in June, but I did manage to read a lot of good fiction. I picked up a couple of popular titles that I’d seen advertised a lot on Instagram and various bookstores, and I wasn’t disappointed with any of them.   

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How to Shave Your Head

I decided pretty quickly after realizing that I was going to loose my hair that I wanted to shave it on my own terms. With the help of my wonderful best friends and my boyfriend, we captured the moment on camera.

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The Last, Stupid Hug: Love is II.

Life is full of love and last stupid hugs; whether we like it or not. They aren’t the be feared. In fact, they are the opposite — to be cherished. Because although the last, stupid hug is the absolute worst, it also means that you found someone you love enough to make it meaningful.

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