Celebrating MLK with Soul

Did you know that from January until June 1966 Martin Luther King Jr. lived in an apartment on Chicago's West Side to draw attention to the city's discriminatory housing practices? I learned about the Chicago Freedom Movement yesterday, while reading news articles about MLK in advance of his namesake holiday. It got me thinking: If … Continue reading Celebrating MLK with Soul


It’s (Red) Bean A While

Wow. It's been a minute since I last wrote on this blog. My life lately has been a cycle of wanting to do things that I enjoy, realizing that I should instead focus on finishing my thesis, feeling sad that I don't enjoy my thesis, and wanting to do things that I enjoy... Anyway! Finally … Continue reading It’s (Red) Bean A While


This weekend, I went to my second Becoming an Outdoors-woman (BOW) program. My first BOW, this past summer in Southern Illinois, was a fun weekend full of new-to-me activities, the kinds of things I expected to try once or twice at most. That time, I went rock climbing, rappelling, and tried a high ropes course. This … Continue reading Wintering