There Are Things I Need to Tell You

There Are Things I Need to Tell You

My waiter, he asked how old I was in reference to the round of margaritas for the table of guac lovers, and so I replied, “27.” My friends, they turned to me quickly and corrected, “Ash, you are 28.”  My years, I have lost them in my foggy brain, forgetting exactly how many moments have [...]

The school of home

The school of home

  Today, I am mad. I am mad because I woke up on the wrong side of the bed, and I refused to make an effort to roll over to the right side and try again. I am mad because the coffee beans spilled out of the coffee maker and into the dirty sink when [...]

Here’s why my sickness means I need help getting a new smile.

When I was 16, doctors told me I was sick. Honestly, I felt relieved to receive a diagnosis. After years of poking and prodding, doctors diagnosed me with an autoimmune disorder called Sjögren's. It took years to figure out because it's most common for women in their 60s. Today, I am 26 years old. And today - [...]