***WARNING: This post will be dealing with weight loss, anorexia, and body image. Please keep yourself safe and back out now if this is something that will upset or trigger you. Thank you.*** I have been very heavy for my entire life. I actually wasn’t aware of my size until I hit second grade, when …

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On a hot night last summer, I sat out on the balcony staring up at the stars. I took each breath slowly, feeling my lungs expand with each inhale. “Okay,” I whispered. “I give in.” It began like that, with a whisper. In that moment, I finally gave up the iron grip I thought I …

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“Why can’t you be more positive?” “Why don’t you write something happy?” “How come you’re always so negative?” Because I’m a dark princess, motherfucker. I don’t absorb all the things that happen in the world and vomit out a cloud of pretty technicolor rainbows. It’s just not in me. I take it in and it …

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I recently celebrated my one year anniversary at the coffee chain I call home. As I contemplated that auspicious event (and graciously allowed my coworker J.L. to take the one year pin that had been left for me), I realized it’s been one hell of a coffee journey for me. I don’t write about coffee …

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