Don’t Call Me “Cute”

Don’t Call Me “Cute”

Puppies are cute. Babies are cute. The way my husband once tried to trick me by insisting the vanilla side of a black & white cookie was the best part just so I’d let him eat all of the chocolate, was sort of cute. But being called “cute” in a...
Lost at Sea: Senior Year

Lost at Sea: Senior Year

(This article is provided by guest writer and Commander-in-She summer intern Ellie Powers).  If anyone had asked me earlier this year what I thought Senior year would look like, I’d probably have given some vague response like, “Oh, I don’t know, hopefully good,” when...
My Son is 17 and I Still Make His Sandwiches

My Son is 17 and I Still Make His Sandwiches

I have a confession to make: My son is 17 and I still make his sandwiches. As someone who believes in the power of words and works in the field of storytelling, I’m aware of how this single sentence might tell its own story, an unfavorable one. You’re probably...