Projects

Anatomy of A Dress

Anatomy of A Dress

Anatomy of A Dress, a poetry chapbook, is scheduled to be published in December 2019 by The Hedgehog Poetry Press . These poems deal with the messages sent and interpreted by the way women have historically been encouraged to dress and keep themselves, mainly for the pleasure and the subjugation of the patriarchy. Folded into these pieces are my own experiences that have caused me much internal conflict when I choose my own clothing. Sometimes these encouragements or rules were handed down by those of our own gender (i.e. grandmothers, mothers) and reinforced by a society that has a vested interest in women knowing their place. But, as Dylan so aptly sang: “times they are a-changin'”. The poetry in this manuscript is crafted to speak loudly of the struggles that women go through, both physical and emotional, when making a decision that most men would consider simple– What should I wear today?

You can also read some of the poetry from this collection here Anatomy of A Dress


Little Ordinary Things

Little Ordinary Things

Little Ordinary Things a poetry collection, is scheduled to publish in February 2020 by publisher TBA. This collection was inspired by my experiences coming out of an abusive relationship. It delves into the little ordinary moments that made me realize just how toxic my situation was and ultimately led me to seek a new life.


Patriarchy for Sale: Buyer Beware

Patriarchy for Sale: Buyer Beware

Patriarchy for Sale: Buyer Beware is a work in progress. I started writing this chapbook after watching some films and listening to some music that I had probably heard and seen hundreds of times before. As I watched, I began to understand just how deeply the patriarchy has wiggled itself into my brain. I realize now, more than ever, that this institution has groomed and indoctrinated women to be pleasing and controlled. These poems create space to reconsider traditional narratives and labels that have been sold to women and seeks to inform their behavior and decision making. Though there are a lot of overt influences, often times the subtleties go unnoticed. Changing any narrative must begin with a better understanding of the patriarchal language which has created a syntax and subtext that has at its roots a subversive misogynistic agenda.