2020 in review! 1. What did you do in 2020 that you’d never done before?Graduated grad school. Made over $20 an hour. Lived in Sacramento. Survived (?) a global pandemic as an essential worker working for places that LITERALLY do not care if you live or die as long as you used your last breathContinue reading “2020 in review. in case you were wondering.”
one of my best friends says i’m good at timelines. she calls me her memory. she said that sometimes, just for fun, she says that she says that something happened in 2008, without worrying too much about whether or not it happened then. anyway, here’s my 2020. january started with a moment of cowardice onContinue reading “a (half-)year in review.”
II. last summer, i was working at a chaotic mental hospital. i stormed out of work on a day so hot it was still over 90 as the sun was sinking. instead of taking the bus to the light rail, which i could have done easily, i chose to walk. not on the road, butContinue reading “a tale of two creeks.”
have you ever heard of NaNoWriMo? It’s short for National Novel Writing Month, and it’s this thing that’s been going on since the early 2000s where a bunch of people decide they’re going to write a novel in a month. To make it fair, they’ve imposed a word count: 50,000 words in a month. You’reContinue reading “omg, i did it!”
i got a zine and some tinctures in the mail today from my friend jay rae verbena, someone who i know through zines and have only met IRL once, in 2011, when i was on a megabus zine tour throughout the midwest and going through the worst breakup of my life. they haven’t done aContinue reading “the world and i, we are still waiting.”
do you know what archetypes are? lately i’ve grown obsessed with them, in no small part because of my wild unknown archetypes deck (pictured below), which is beautiful and confusing and which i don’t really know how to use. the definition of archetype is: “an inherited pattern of thought or symbolic imagery derived from pastContinue reading “on queer archetypes, in every sense of the word.”
(originally written in 2009 and published in my zine. it still applies.) Dear New York City, (2009) You are not where I lost my virginity. You are not where my life was first threatened. You are not the inspiration for my novel. You are not where I wrote a single worthwhile word. But you areContinue reading “dear nyc.”
note: this is a paper I wrote for grad school in the fall of 2018. We were asked to write about how our life experiences ushered us towards social work. I’ve always liked this paper and wanted to share it with the world, so i figured, why not put it here? I cut out nearlyContinue reading “what’s love got to do with it? the oshy capey story”
one time, in 2016 which feels like a whole other lifetime, I was a case manager in San Francisco. I don’t know how to drive, so I spent a lot of time on the bus. I have an energy that kind of draws weird people to me, or maybe I’m just an observer by nature.Continue reading “don’t let em.”
one thing i have been thinking about lately is how much effort i put into my journals, and how once i’m gone, maybe nobody will read them, out of respect for my privacy. (hint: pretty much any fire sign, unless they say something directly to the contrary, probably wants you to read their journals whenContinue reading “immortalizing my words on a slow day at work”
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