“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to [...]
I called on my friend J this morning to talk me down from my first single and (OMG this is craaazzzzy) working-mom temper fit.
There’ve been plenty of temper fits before this one, but today, sick with a cold and an infection that requires antibiotics, needing to get moving on my [...]
Braids have been back on the scene for a while, resurfacing big when those of us who loved Katniss were reminded of the look in the Hunger Games. When winter came, some of us opted for blunt bobs and bangs (ahem), another fun look, but not as easy to live with [...]
Writer’s block has been worse than ever. For one month I’ve had no motivation or urgency to sit and let it happen. I’ve tried, but it’s been awful. All I’ve wanted is to write my book, but with a brain full of characters and a list of other deadlines that required [...]
A few months ago my girls and I got giddy paging through a catalog from unknown (to us and most Americans, I think) British company, Joules.
My daughters, bed jumping over images of ditsy prints and appliqued tees, folded down pages of things that they loved. And I was excited [...]
A man I’ve been dating texted me last night saying that he was being far too “introspective,” and feeling down.
His request for me to say something sweet to make him feel better, my responses, and our text flirting for the next hour was a lot like rapid fire questioning… fast, [...]
It’s all Joanna’s fault (I say with so much love)!
She does this to me.
She up and posts a picture of herself in something I’ve admired from a far. Something that I’ve been uncertain would “work on me,” but works on her, satisfying the “trend in fashion” loving sides of [...]
To get the email saying I didn’t get the job would have been a harder, bitter, more awful pill to swallow had I not moments later received a text from my sister, my birth sister, reminding me that today marks the three year anniversary of our “divine” meeting… fourteen year’s [...]
As I got ready for my third interview with the fashion forward company I’d really love to be a part of, I did the old, crazy closet dance.
What to wear? What to wear? What to wear?
One wants to express a bit of style in an interview, but not so [...]
“I wish that without me your heart would break.
I wish that without me you’d be spending the rest of your nights awake.”
When an affair ends abruptly (love or other) there’s a bit of time when [...]
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Sentence Stringer. Art Lover. Fan of All Things Fashion.
Owner of Wills Media Group, the LLC under which I write, teach, manage and administrate for technology-based small businesses and start ups. Focused on fashion, and working with creatives in the design fields. Believe strongly in the philosophy, "Do what you love." Currently working with Youth Digital as the camp administrator for their newly launched Fashion Design Program for kids ages 8-16.
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