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Small Talk, Big Talk, Beautiful Questions

“What does it feel like to kiss romantically, to want to go to bed with a man?” I tried to answer the best way I could. I know it wasn’t enough. It probably could never be enough. Her question, though, was a gift. Nadia got me to step outside of my comfort zone and dig deep, to look with new eyes at love — and how to try to explain how an orgasm felt to a woman who had never had one.

We Are All Butterflies

I didn’t lift a finger to determine who my parents would be, my race, my gender, my prospects for good health, or the country into which I’d be born, yet all of these factors and more shaped what has followed.
It all came down to chance. The spin of a wheel. The roll of some dice. A lottery.

Finding The Parts That Remain

These past two weeks, I’ve been moving through places that I have thought of as home, steeping myself in the memories each one contains. The journey left me wondering if I even know what home truly is. The answer was no clearer when I got off the plane in San Diego on Monday night. Instead, it felt like washing up onto a foreign shore.