Illinois, Illinois

“Tell me about your corner of the world,” the hairdresser says. She yanks a comb through my hair, which is thick enough and wavy enough to flummox her. She’s already asked me if it’s natural, if I put anything in it, if I dye it. I’m not sure what she’s asking now. “Plainsboro?” I ask.Continue reading “Illinois, Illinois”

Because You’re Young

When I first started working as the marketing and communications person at this Quaker elementary school (which has the good sense to still teach cursive handwriting), I was happy to be putting to good use almost a decade of skills in writing, research, social media, advertising and graphic design. At twenty-six, I felt like I’dContinue reading “Because You’re Young”