Necessary Rage

“Forgiveness to me is not me forgiving you. I don’t have any godly power. Forgiveness is a gift that I give myself because if I would live in hatred today, I would still be a prisoner, and we are the prisoners of our own mind. The concentration camp is in your own mind, and theContinue reading “Necessary Rage”

Serenity

“For several days after that meeting I wanted only to be in places where the lights were bright and no one counted days.” Joan Didion, “Getting Serenity,” 1968 The words above were written by Didion after she attended a Gamblers Anonymous (G.A.) meeting. She said she hated the word “serenity” because she associated it withContinue reading “Serenity”

Interview with Brianna Cerrito

Today, on Women’s Day, I am excited and honored to share this interview with Brianna C., an interesting and lovely young woman I met on Instagram, as all cool meetings happen, these days. In typical Gabby fashion, when I meet someone interesting, I want to know more, and here is the result of those inquiries.Continue reading “Interview with Brianna Cerrito”

Fuel

By: Gabriela Yareliz At any given moment, we have a million different lives and outcomes within our reach. The choices we are faced with are terrifying and empowering, all the same. Where does the time go? The pandemic has made it feel like life is just passing by. Maybe, I told my dad, we fillContinue reading “Fuel”

An Invitation to a Deeply Felt Life

By: Gabriela Yareliz We are back at March. Back to the days when the world seemingly stopped last year, and we were paralyzed in a haze of fear, grief, uncertainty and confusion. But today, while we acknowledge that last March the world stopped and the month cheated us of our expectations, we approach the endContinue reading “An Invitation to a Deeply Felt Life”

Types of Breakups

By: Gabriela Yareliz I’ve noticed there are breakups that are for the best. We almost sigh in relief as witnesses, with the involved parties. But then, there are breakups that change the course of life and time as we know it. There are ruptures that leave a rip in the universe. Harmony ceases and theContinue reading “Types of Breakups”

Gonna Get Me A Kilt

By: Gabriela Yareliz Guys, I saw a trailer for a TV show on Starz the other day, and it stayed on my mind. It felt fun and exciting and looked like life. (Something that feels a bit foreign to those of us who have been locked up in our rooms like the girl from TangledContinue reading “Gonna Get Me A Kilt”

When the Simple Life Gets Complicated

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, I thought we would dive into a No Doubt song few of us understood fully when we were young, but it’s timeless: “Simple Kind of Life.” This song is about expectation, and I truly believe women in or close to their 30s who are unmarried and don’t have children feel itContinue reading “When the Simple Life Gets Complicated”

Stitches

“Fabrics don’t make exquisite dresses, it is the stitches.” Treasure Stitches By: Gabriela Yareliz I haven’t sat down to sew in a long time. Sewing was a part of my childhood. My mom sewed and hemmed her pants and such. My grandmother would come and take over the dining room table with our sewing machineContinue reading “Stitches”

2020 People

By: Gabriela Yareliz The other night, I was at the window searching for that Christmas star situation. Hand gripping the window sill that was probably painted over for the hundredth time in 1992, twisting my neck to see if I could catch a glimpse of anything behind the thick ceiling of gray clouds that reflectContinue reading “2020 People”