“For a country in which one of the national dresses for women is the sari — an outfit that, even with all its yards of fabric, features a crop top that exposes a woman’s cleavage, back, and full belly — it was jarring to read that the Indian Minister of Tourism, Mahesh Sharma, issued a travel advisory to foreign women telling them to not wear skirts.” For Wear Your Voice Mag, October 2016.
How both trauma and Third Culture Kid-ness fragment one’s personality.
Elation about living semi-permanently somewhere gives way to depressed resignation since that somewhere is Florida.
From Key West to the Everglades, I’m generally a mermaid out of water in Florida.
A close encounter with a snake today leads me to examine my frightening history with snakes of all kinds.