Goshorn Meanderings

Families pass down genetic traits, and some pass down professions. I imagine through careful teaching moments meant to infuse practical skills and activate generational talents. I can count on two hands the amount of times I saw my white Grandmother, Pauline, at the small but impressive wood cabin she and her husband built for their … Continue reading Goshorn Meanderings

Setting Yourself Up For Success

Just before COVID-19 fundamentally disrupted the workplace, I decided to resign from the first office job I've held since February 2018 on the basis that it wasn't a good fit for someone like me with Idiopathic Hypersomnia. When we talk about disability in the workplace, the conversation revolves around disclosure and accommodations. Like people of … Continue reading Setting Yourself Up For Success

April 4, 1968

Martin Luther King Day was designated a federal holiday by former President Ronald Reagan, out of all people. The same Reagan who was responsible for the disappearance of public mental health services and a rapid increase of nonviolent drug offenses leading to incarceration with his expansion of the war on drugs. Why would a man … Continue reading April 4, 1968

for girlhood

There's a tradition of boy measuring its proximity to man by the bodies of girls forced to become women too soon, indentured teachers of the sons they bore, the brothers they loved, vessels for their not always unintentional mistakes. There's a tradition of girl measuring its proximity to woman by the suns until the womb … Continue reading for girlhood

Why We Love Marvel

I used to think breakups were hard for the love lost, but now I know the sadness is a side effect of a common sin: burying inner problems deep in the demands of a new relationship. I have been avoiding myself longer than I have ever tried to know myself. Avoiding anything that would cause … Continue reading Why We Love Marvel

Finding Detroit

I made the decision to move to Detroit on the wings of my new relationship. Detroit, the place where my Mother grew up, where my Grandmother went to work for decades, where my Grandfather died sending rifts through a family Elmer's glued together. A place beloved and feared as a Murder Capital. A placed debate … Continue reading Finding Detroit