Reporting on “Love in the Bay Area”

July 2nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in Blog, Dating Chatter

Reporting on "Love in the Bay Area"

So… I know, I’m slacking a little… The diligence and discipline I had when I started this writing challenge has faded a bit, but I can explain… 1) I’ve started to write about stuff that yes- even I am not ready to share with the world. Some things must be reserved for “the book.” 2) I’ve been gearing up for MY […]

Love and career, 2012: Looking back, moving forward!

January 1st, 2013  |  by  |  published in Blog, Dating Chatter, Videos

Love and career, 2012: Looking back, moving forward!

Last year at this time I was contemplating whether I could have both love and a career in 2012 and a year later… I still don’t really know. One thing I will say: by allowing myself to fully let go of the past, I did open myself up to meeting an amazing guy. A guy I did fall hopelessly […]

3 Ways to Deal With Political Differences in a Relationship

December 15th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Blog, Dating Chatter, Videos

3 Ways to Deal With Political Differences in a Relationship

With Election Day just around the corner, I’ve noticed a lot of my Facebook friends being way less tolerant about political views that differ from theirs. I’ve witnessed “un-friending” announcements and call-outs in the comments of politics-related status updates. With dating and relationships on the brain (as always), of course I found myself wondering how […]

Is the Grass Actually Greener in Kansas City?

September 21st, 2012  |  by  |  published in Blog, Dating Chatter

Is the Grass Actually Greener in Kansas City?

This summer, I decided to put my love of traveling and meeting new people to the test and go where I have never gone before… the Midwest! My first destination was Kansas City (which I quickly learned is partly in Missouri, not just Kansas State). My assignment? To find out about the Kansas City experience when it […]

5 Tips for Flirting, Onscreen and Off

May 21st, 2012  |  by  |  published in Blog, My Two Cents, Videos

5 Tips for Flirting, Onscreen and Off

My vlog question this month was what makes someone a “Smooth Talker.” After many interviews, I’ve concluded that a big part of it is showing romantic interest in someone in a way that gets them interested too. Otherwise known as flirting—something I am constantly being accused of, even when my interest is 100% non-romantic. However, […]

Love and Sex in 2012: What Are Your New Year’s Resolutions?

January 1st, 2012  |  by  |  published in Blog, Dating Chatter, Featured

Love and Sex in 2012: What Are Your New Year's Resolutions?

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. So with that in mind: When it comes to Love, Sex, and Relationships- What’s your plane for 2012? For some inspiration- in my last Bedsider vlog I get a few resolutions “on the record”… Including mine! Check them out:

PIMA Chronicles #11: Crazy Cheap Date!

October 24th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Blog, Fiction Writing

PIMA Chronicles #11: Crazy Cheap Date!

So I met this gorgeous guy at the grocery story when I was buying rice. He walked up to me, asked me if I was a vegetarian ( I guess because I was buying rice) and told me that he wanted to take me out. We exchanged information and set up a date about two weeks later. […]

5 Things You Should Never Do on a First Date No Matter How Broke You Are

October 20th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Blog, Dating Chatter, Videos

5 Things You Should Never Do on a First Date No Matter How Broke You Are

Recently for Bedsider.org– I asked: How is our bad economy affecting our dating and sex lives? The fact is, most of us are watching our bottom line. And that means coming up with creative things to do on a date that stay within our decreasing budget. As a single gal myself, I can definitely relate that! […]

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    My new essay explores how Beyonce’s feminist stance in pop culture helped frame my own feminist awakening:

    "I am in my 30s and was emboldened by Beyonce’s feminist stance on that stage, and can’t help but believe that that image will be equally as powerful to young people who witness that moment, whose first engagement with feminism will be that moment. Maybe, just maybe, Beyonce will serve as the bridgebetween pop culture and feminists like bell and Barbara and Audre, maybe some young woman bobbing her head to ‘Blow’ or ‘Partition’ or ‘Flawless’ will do so while reading Ain’t I A Woman? or Homegirls or Sister Outsider.”

    —FROM my new essay: My Feminist Awakening & the Influence of Beyonce’s Pop Culture Declaration



  • A friend who just graduated and going through the “I can’t find a job in my field” blues asked me for advice. I directed her to where I went for inspiration when I was going through the same thing. I still play this Will Smith video every time I doubt my purpose. Here is the full list I sent her.


  • Conversations by the pool

    Met two women from Toronto by the pool. After we exchanged pleasantries for a bit, they asked about #Ferguson— they’ve been watching news about it all week, they said. I told them about #EricGarner (they hadn’t heard about him). They informed me someone else was killed by police in St Louie last night (need to fact check that). We bonded in our frustration and helplessness as the Costa Rican sun hit our face. They said they hoped this moment was our generations civil rights movement. I agreed, then got up to get a drink.


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