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Harvard FAS Diversity Dialogue Summer Panel

Hi everyone! Summer vacation is over, and I’m working on two projects right now: a picture book and a middle grade fantasy project. The kids were in camps for much of July, so I got a lot of work done … Continue reading






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a typical breakfast

Just a typical breakfast conversation: 4 yo (randomly): Are we being controlled by giants? Me: I don’t think so. Why? 4 yo: There is a big hand hovering over my head like this. (demonstrates with her hand over her head). … Continue reading






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Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt Save the Day (a fan comic by my kid)

My 4.5 year old is a huge fan of the Narwhal and Jelly series by Ben Clanton. She wanted us to make the 3rd volume of the series, so here it is! I present to you Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt Save the Day! … Continue reading






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Short Story: The Choosing Place

It was up to Manjoo to destroy Earth to save mankind. And she was going to have to do it alone. In a spaceship hovering near the planet she’d once called home, Manjoo had the most glorious view in the … Continue reading






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On princesses, superstars, and architects

My 7 year old is a riot. She has all kinds of elaborate dreams and schemes. By contrast, my 4 year old is more logical and reasonable, but she can’t resist my 7 year old’s infectious enthusiasm. Last week, the … Continue reading






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Lost Teeth

Today at home: 6 yo niece (face bloody): WAAAAAH! Mommy! I lost 2 teeth! Sis and me: oh no! are you okay! what happened? which teeth? 6 yo niece: the ones that were wiggly! Me: phew!!!!! what happened? Niece: I … Continue reading






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On speaking up and on resolutions for the future

I have been involved in many “diversity in literature” discussions over the couple years, and it has been an emotional roller coaster to say the least. Between writing and parenting I don’t spend a lot of time reading the newest and … Continue reading






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Writer

Am I a Writer with a capital W or a lowercase one, written in pencil?   PS For those of you who have no idea what this is about: I decided to transcribe some of the poems and ideas I wrote in … Continue reading






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Freeflow

Why do the words flow freer when I’m tired When I’m half asleep Body aching, footsore from a long day of mothering.   Children clinging to my legs, wanting me closer, closer Though my mind wanders, my heart stays with … Continue reading






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If I knew

If I knew what you meant to her, It wouldn’t have happened that way. I would’ve gone without you to another land to another place.   Instead I stayed, and we were never apart. But we should’ve been.   (Like … Continue reading






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