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Dear Body,

Dear Body, It’s been a long time coming for me to sit down and write this post for you. Quite frankly, you scare me and you’ll have to excuse the fact that I had to take a shot for luck before I could stand and face you. Down the hatch, to the page. You’re beautiful. You are wanted. You are loved. You are even loved and wanted by the one…

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time

Time is the most precious substance in the world, isn’t it? We are all fighting to control time and earn more time. Fighting to use our time wisely or waste it in better ways. I wish I had more time to do the things I love, but I don’t because I’m stuck doing other things I love. School is so much. I’m writing papers, but not poems. I’m learning so…

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This Part is for Her

Weeks ago, I went back to the city I was sad in for two years. I was terrified to set foot on that red Cedar soil, especially knowing I would be seeing people who knew me back then. But, much to my naïve surprise, although the city was the same (minus a few new fast food conglomerates) the people had changed. They had grown as I had even though I expected…

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Be Prolific Series: Latoya Rhodes

You know it’s going to be a good interview when you ask the woman you are interviewing if they prefer actor or actress and their immediate response is, “Fuck yeah, I’m an actress. I am a woman and I am an actress.” I’ve known about Latoya for years as she went through the same high school theater program as I did years before me. I’ve always considered the experience life…

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Be Prolific Series: Chris Bodily

It’s interesting to be someone associated vaguely with the art world. You end up seeing people time and time again, circle past each other in your own groups, sharing a smile here and there,  but never really talking with each other. I’ve known Chris Bodily, or known of him I guess I should say, for years since I lived in Cedar City, Utah a few years ago. I’ve always adored…

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Be Prolific Series: Rod Heiss

This month’s interview was very special for me. I got to interview my Uncle Rod, an artist who has inspired me for years. I am so excited to share his passion and extreme talent with all of you. I have written about him before here and here but even those felt like I was skimming the surface. When I first decided to start this series, I had my uncle in mind. I had to…

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All or Nothing Day

In a world of constant change and seemingly constant destruction, it is so hard to find anything to hold on to, to keep yourself going. It can seem impossible when it feels like life is attacking you personally time and time again. Or when everything is going your way and suddenly the walls of your life crumble around you. I am constantly amazed at the resiliency of humans, of the…

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Be Prolific Series: Ebrahim Ghaeini

My second interview in my Be Prolific Series of local artists was a sheer delight. I’ve known local filmmaker and director Ebrahim Ghaeini indirectly for many years, a crazy amount of years actually. I’ve been quietly on the sidelines watching him create his art and his production company and what better opportunity to interview him for my blog and find out more about him! I wrote about one of his…

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Be Prolific Series: Cat Palmer

For my first jaunt into the art world, I summoned up all the bravery I could muster and reached out to one of my absolute favorite local artists, Cat Palmer. She is a photographer who chooses to use her art to focus on human empowerment, especially focusing on women. She has been working and living in Salt Lake City but her work is much more far reaching than that. Her…

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Be Prolific Series Announcement

I have been incredibly lucky to build quite a large circle of artists through this blog. I have met some incredible poets, writers, painters, designers, musicians, and everything else under the sun through this blog. If you need some suggestions of some real talent, check out my left sidebar- a few of my favorite creators. I am also incredibly lucky to live in a city that celebrates art so much.…

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