My family name

I am a feminist. I also changed my name after getting married, to match my husband’s. For some, these ideas sit in conflict with each other — but not for me. You see, my name has always been an expression of my choices, even the name I carried before marriage, and I have changed my name … More My family name

Wedding daze

Planning our wedding felt amazing in the beginning. Like a gorgeous little secret. We’d shared the engagement news – everyone is usually thrilled over engagements – and we were starting to knock off lots of the big things on the list. Deciding what we want our wedding to be, the guest list, the venue, food, … More Wedding daze

2016: Reflections

At the end of each year since 2011, I’ve written a reflective essay looking back at the previous 12 months and ahead to the coming year. Read notes from 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015. Whoa, boy. Where to begin with you, 2016? Well, let’s start at the beginning – one year ago, when I was … More 2016: Reflections

2014: Reflections

At the end of each year since 2011, I’ve written a reflective essay looking back at the previous 12 months and ahead to the coming year. Read notes from 2012, 2013, 2015 & 2016. This has been a year of great love and great loss. Looking back, the year divides neatly into three chapters, each … More 2014: Reflections

2013: Reflections

At the end of each year since 2011, I’ve written a reflective essay looking back at the previous 12 months and ahead to the coming year. Read notes from 2012, 2014, 2015 & 2016. What a year. My mind struggles to grasp the year in its entirety: there has been so much change and growth … More 2013: Reflections