Lessons from Kaho’olawe

Here is the story of how I fell in love with a broken heart. I was 19 the summer of 2009 when I met JL. He was my first serious partner, through innocent friendship and flirting, to dating and falling in love. Our relationship was a challenge from the start with outside influences weighing in… Continue reading Lessons from Kaho’olawe

Can You Believe It?

Here I am, raw and unfiltered: I need to tell you something. I am filled with so much love and joy right now that it’s exploding out of me. I can’t help but look at how far I have come, and how much work and sacrifice I put into building a life that makes my… Continue reading Can You Believe It?

Healing Secret Pain

“Are you sure it’s a good idea to have it on Facebook?” My mom teaches me and inspires my growth, often not in the direction she intends. I spoke with her on the phone a few days ago, she wanted to make sure that I supported the public testimony our arrest that James wrote on… Continue reading Healing Secret Pain

How To Use The Block Button

“Never unblock!” My words were passionate, a bit emotional, and sharp like a whip. My partner took a deep breath to hold space for my wisdom. They had been facing the repercussions of seeing a person from their past online and thus opening up triggers that were better left healed in their natural timing and… Continue reading How To Use The Block Button