Madonna and the Whores

Disclaimer: All photos taken on my phone. I apologize for the static and blur. The girls were all wearing cowboy hats and glitter spread across their cheeks. They had cropped halter tops and plastic pacifier necklaces straight out of a 90s rave, only this was 2016 and we were nowhere near a DJ. It was…

Rosé and Cigarettes

Warning: Not to be read by those under 18. Do not do as I do! I mean it, I’m looking at you. Don’t even think about it! I made it 30 years without ever smoking a cigarette. I was very proud of this. In high school I would thumb my nose at all the smokers…

Sea Turtles, Stingrays and Sea Urchins- Oh My!

When I saw the sea turtle for the first time, I was floating above it, attracted to where it was by the commotion of the other snorkelers bobbing in a circle and pushing towards the sea floor in short, truncated dives. I was directly above them in their misguided attempts to reach the turtle and…

We Were Here: A photographic essay

  We reach Sigiriya and there are signs everywhere warning us of hornets. Each sign shows scared, cartoon-like men racing away from the finger print of hornet wings.   This impending sting attack has us on our toes and every buzz sends a tingle up my spine and adds an extra jaunt to my step. We…