Sticks and Stones: do others’ opinions of you effect your own?

"When you judge another, you do not define them. You define yourself." From our childhood playgrounds to parent-teacher conferences as adults, we've all been there. We learn of an opinion or judgment about us that is not only unkind, it's just plain wrong. As kids, discovering that negative falsehoods are being said about us can … Continue reading Sticks and Stones: do others’ opinions of you effect your own?

Skin Deep: What made me start stripping at 19

"Everybody has scars. It's just that most people wear them on the inside" - M.W. Stromberg At Fourteen, I didn’t have any big life dreams other than to fit in with the rest of the 80's misfits in high school. In a sea of Member’s Only jackets, leg warmers, pastel Izod polo shirts and Z … Continue reading Skin Deep: What made me start stripping at 19

Bring it: my memoir will be published soon.

After five years of struggling with writing my story, weekly therapy visits to help re-live the hardest scenes, postponing writing because of self-doubt, surviving a brutal review during an intense writing retreat in Guatemala, feeling sorry for myself, trashing the whole project, then starting all over - I've come to a new road. I'm saying … Continue reading Bring it: my memoir will be published soon.