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Posts published in June 2022

A long walk off a short pier

How does one find presence in a race? I’ve seen where a lack of awareness, of the self, of those around you, of the world, can get someone. Someone so desperate to confirm their own worldview, their fears, that they cannot truly see those they profess to love. Lonely and old, in a cave, babbling to themselves in a language only they speak, only they care about. If that. 

Op:Ed: How liking my sexual abuse as a kid sheds light on the importance of sex education for youth

Looking back, I wonder why I didn't feel violated by what my uncle did to me. Why did I like it? Why did I conflate my uncle's attention with love and pleasure? And why, when I turned 18 and finally realized that what had happened to me was abuse, did I not feel the tell-tale signs of trauma?

Bet you haven’t heard of HONK! Fest West 2022

HONK! Fest West is a music festival that highlights brass band culture within the Northwestern United States. However, the festival also includes performers from states like New York and California. From the afterwork hobbyist, to the middle school band member, HONK! fronts a diverse set of crowds that delivers different takes on brass band music.

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