Community on the Corner of 64th and Carlton

Community on the Corner of 64th and Carlton

It's hard to begin a sentence with "In West Philadelphia," because well, you know. But that's how this begins... In West Philadelphia, Overbook specifically on the corner of 64th and Carlton, once resided an Italian restaurant called Lebano's. I believe this place to be to be my first memory. My brother's probably, too. I was [...]

checking in

checking in

Art by Tyler Spangler Checking in The lyrics of Madonna's "Hung Up" plays in the background of my mind. "Time goes by, so slowly..." There are days when time flies by. Then are days that drag like a 3-hour college lecture. "How is it only 2 o'clock," I'll wonder. Some days are filled with grief, [...]

going on, despite…

going on, despite…

I considered titling this post "writing and feeling things", because that's what is going on at this moment. Sitting at home, allowing myself to feel a lot of things I would very much prefer to not be feeling. Angrily, I began writing and spewing every thought and word that entered my brain, a stream of [...]

a badass at rest

a badass at rest

Art by Tyler Spangler "Be a badass at rest," my therapist said to me after I lamented about my inability to sit still and not let negative thoughts swirl in moments of stillness and quiet. "You're still a badass, you're just resting." This mantra of being a "badass at rest" has been incredibly useful in [...]

a gallery.

a gallery.

Welcome to a new year and a new decade, friends. My first post of 2020 will be a collection of memories from 2019, which serves as a reflection and as a reminder of where I want to be. Specifically when it comes to photography. I've recently been inspired by the photography of Italian photographer Cristina [...]

Figuring out your niche? Or figuring out yourself?

Figuring out your niche? Or figuring out yourself?

Art by Hayley Sheldon "What's your niche?" It's a question that any writer is familiar with. Having a niche topic as an Internet writer makes you more easily discovered, helps you cultivate an engaged audience, and makes you more desirable to brands. There are many benefits of having a niche, and it is certainly important [...]