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25 Mar 2023

If It Feels Good, Wear It 

I work at a not-so-conventional boutique in downtown Santa Cruz. Walk in, and you’ll find paper-white walls, a speckled tan linoleum? floor, and black metal racks filled with clothes curated from Oakland to Uruguay.  It would be boring, if not for the bright clothing and…


An Ode to my Girlhood 

This past week I celebrated my birthday, and, like anyone confronted with the idea of aging, have spent the past few days restlessly excited for the person I’m going to become. As I find myself crawling toward womanhood, this feeling has intensified.  All of my…

A person carrying a stack of romance novels in front of a wisteria garden.

The Case for Romance Novels 

I have a literary confession to make: I’m addicted to romance novels.  It began in sixth grade when I first picked up “Twilight” by Stephenie Meyer, then “New Moon,” then “Eclipse,” and finally the exhilarating conclusion “Breaking Dawn.” I read the series three more times…

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