“I looked at my mom and asked her if I was dying. She said “Oh no honey. You’re doing just fine”. Then she whispered to my doctor, but I heard “Is she going to die?” And I could hear the panic in her voice.”Read More
I have a purpose that fill my days, and is to document migrants on their daily life, unknown
stories that people may want to know and it may help to sensitive this society.
For starters, I never choose "alpha males". My male partners are the kind of guys who are comfortable hugging other men. They cry when they're sad. They don't make rape jokes or try to compete with other men or any of that nonsense. And don't get me wrong, they are very manly men - strong and hairy and all that. But they are secure enough in their masculinity that they just aren't bothered by something as benign as sleeping four feet away from another man with a woman in the middle.Read More
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with knowing what you want to “do” at that age but- the pressures of society to have it all figured out and choose your college major at age 18 are a huge load of horse shit...in my opinion.Read More
In a basement in Yakima, a handful of kids carry on a dying tradition.Read More
"I love Papa, but I'm in charge of my own heart. It belongs to me. I get to choose who to love."Read More
(They're here, actually.)Read More
The Names of the DayRead More
During out Mother's Day 2017 series, expanding all month of May, we are making space for the childfree and childless women. Those who've chosen to not have children, those who can't, and those who are ambivalent about it.
Lindsey Renaud is an archaeologist, artist, adventurer, a woman, a Latina, all around judgement-free and fun person.
She is originally from the Yakima area, for now residing in Georgia working and digging with an archaeology firm.
May finds her child-free every year.
And she is not mourning.
This is essay number two in the series Mother's Day 2017.
I heard once that there is healing when you share your story, not just for yourself but for others, too.
I became pregnant with triplets (naturally) in 2009. At the end of the second month of my pregnancy, I lost one of the babies.Read More
Only death can pay for life.Read More
Some things you never outgrow.Read More
The Resistance doesn't look like what you thought it would.Read More
No one said parenting would be easy. They didn't say it could be this hard either.Read More
We sit down with one of Yakima's brightest acts.Read More