Alessa Gillespie and Inner Children

Ughhhhhnnnnnn. I hate being forced to examine important shit in my own personality that is less than awesome. But here we are. Over the course of the past year I've been confronted with the fact that sometimes, when there are adverse experiences in one's lifespan, a person will cut off the neediest parts of themselves … Continue reading Alessa Gillespie and Inner Children

Hanged Men and Roseanne is my Homegirl

This is a big, big day for me y'all. My homegirl is coming back. Roseanne is like my mascot. I grew up idolizing her. I wasn't raised in a family of loud women. The women in my family were quiet, and mostly well-behaved. They weren't weak. My mom definitely ran the show, I think, but … Continue reading Hanged Men and Roseanne is my Homegirl

Introverts and the Produce Section

So here's a fun thing I've realized this morning: Introverts seem to take some sort of collective refuge in the produce department. Let me explain. I am painfully, radically introverted. There are reasons for it. I won't go into them here. Suffice it to say that although I inexplicably love my job, where I have … Continue reading Introverts and the Produce Section