‘Triggered’ vs ‘offended’

‘Triggered’ vs ‘offended’

   Buzzwords come and go, and very often they come about because of a cultural shift. Mental health awareness has been slowly growing over the years, and with it, discussions about anxiety, depression, and trauma have become much more prevalent. The first time I heard...
My short-term nomadic life

My short-term nomadic life

   In 2011 I moved into a bedroom in a Greenpoint loft building. The room didn’t have any windows, but the common area was huge, with a big wall of windows opening to a balcony overlooking lower Manhattan. Eventually I took over the lease, and lived there for 7 years....
Speaking out

Speaking out

   As I sit today with my coffee and my thoughts, I feel a deep calling to speak to something I have been working through for the last year. The journey to getting to this place has taken a while, and I’ve needed a lot of time and space to process where I was, how I...
A new perspective on running water

A new perspective on running water

   My relationship to water has never been the same since I spent a month and a half living out of a Gowanus art studio. Use of a communal bathroom and 500 square feet of space was what I settled into at the height of the 2018 summer heat. There was an air conditioner...