I Was In Love With A Narcissist: How I Left His Harem and Rediscovered Myself

They don’t wake up planning to hurt, manipulate and cheat. Narcissists are emotionally damaged. But their story is not our responsibility — and reasons are not excuses. After my text to him I shut my phone off to hide. My life felt suddenly over. “This is good for you”, I reasoned aloud. “You did the right thing.” … Continue reading I Was In Love With A Narcissist: How I Left His Harem and Rediscovered Myself

Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes

"I watch the ripples change their size But never leave the stream Of warm impermanence And so the days float through my eyes But still the days seem the same" - David Bowie   Lying under the covers, I check my phone to confirm the alarm feature is turned on. As I tally up the … Continue reading Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes

Gay Pride, Straight Sex and Bloody Marys (Book Excerpt)

1992 - 24 years old Michael dropped me at the Castro district in front of the café where Monroe and his friends were having brunch. As he lifted his helmet to kiss me goodbye, I heard applause from the restaurant patio, and we shared a giggle before he drove off on his motorcycle into the … Continue reading Gay Pride, Straight Sex and Bloody Marys (Book Excerpt)