I came up on my one-year anniversary in Brooklyn and couldn’t see a path to a life in New York where I didn’t go a little further into debt each month. The average rent for a one-bedroom in most neighborhoods is around $3k and, in some neighborhoods, the average is over $4k a…
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When I was in high school, I told my mom I wanted to major in English in college and become a writer, and she said, “My friend Susan’s daughter Bethany…
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My first job in New York was at a casual-upscale, Michelin-starred restaurant in Brooklyn called Oxalis. Oxalis had locally sourced ingredients, natural…
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I am delighted to be writing to you all today. I’m going to embarrass myself by quoting a passage from my book to frame this post, and then share a…
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I spent the last two weeks road-tripping around Morocco: 6 cities in 14 days with over 40 hours of driving. I spent time in two coastal cities, two…
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Earlier this week, I watched a gorgeous new movie called Petite Maman. It’s about an 8-year-old named Nelly who accompanies her parents to her mother’s…
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I’ve worked at a queer-leaning bar called Branded Saloon ever since the weather warmed up here in Brooklyn. And about 5 days a week, a man named Henry…
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Up until a few years ago, the main messages I heard about alcohol were pretty black-and-white: either it’s a source of comfort and joy, or you’re a part…
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Reimagining Belonging by Julie Rodgers