Bleeding to Death

Bleeding to Death

My menstrual cycle has never really been private. I got my period two months shy of my 15th birthday. It was my first time away from home, at the California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA), where I was studying, what else, creative writing. Thanks–no...
Wheelchairs and Chandeliers

Wheelchairs and Chandeliers

During my year of service as a Lasallian Volunteer in Oklahoma, over dinners of salad, rolls, and some sort of meat mixed with some sort of cheese, one elderly Christian Brother I lived in community with would ask about my family. He had asked many times before, but...
The Author

The Author

Hey there, I’m Madison! I’ve started a blog! You can read the full story of its name and my goals here. The most important bits about me: I am a justice-focused, affirming and questioning, cradle Catholic hopefully bent towards change from the inside-out....
A Letter to Caregivers

A Letter to Caregivers

Dear Family, This ones for the caretakers. For the people who don’t buy white clothing because it’s just going to get dirty.  My younger brother Matthew was born with Cri du Chat and DiGeorge Syndromes. Combined, these chromosomal mutations look a little like...