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“The Power of I am Sorry,” My Life, Newsweek, September 5, 2008. Available online here.

“Fury Cannot Touch Me,” Modern Love, New York Times, September 29, 2011. Available online at NYT

“Prepare a Place for Me,” Precipice, The Literary Anthology of Write on Edge, 2012. Available for purchase on Amazon.

“The Wire” published as “My Illegal Abortion,” Salon.com, August 26, 2012. Available online at Salon.

“The Visit,” Precipice, The Literary Anthology of Write on Edge, 2014. Available for purchase on Amazon.

“Mother Mining, Finding the Vein of Gold,” April 25, 2014. Available on for purchase on Amazon.

“Blindsided,” Red’s WrapDecember 3, 2014. Winner 2015 BlogHer Voice of the Year.

“If This, Then That: Reflections on Adoption,” Mamalode, December 10, 2014.

“Wearing My Kindness Like a Coat,” Mamalode, June 30, 2016.

“Dear Starbucks Barista,” Cries for Justice, Poems for Dontre Hamilton, Art Night Books, 2016.

“How to Transport a Thanksgiving Turkey,” Dead Housekeeping, November 15, 2017.

“Billy,” Lake Effect, WUWM, Milwaukee Public Radio, March 21, 2018. (Essay and audio available here.)

“The Prayer March,” Fredericksburg Literary and Art Review, Spring/Summer 2018, Vol. 6, Issue 1.