Conflicted Consent

Cw: Consent, Non-Consent & Sexual Pressure My date was as hot as advertised and even a little taller than me, which was an unexpected bonus. He met my flatmate and her date while we all hung out on the patio, going back and forth between private and group discussions. He was smart, interesting, and sexy….

Inked

Growing up, if you had told me that at 46 I would have not just one but five tattoos, I would have told you the idea was absurd! I would have explained to you how tattoos are a sin, and your body was not yours to mark, but should be preserved in natural beauty for…

Before and After

There are so many befores and afters in a lifetime. I find it overwhelming to consider the implications of so many beginnings following endings. Before and after: My parents’ divorce My step-father Graduating high school Graduating college Meeting my best friend Moving into my own place Getting first real job Having sex for the first…