Domestic Potential | Violent Marriages

 I always find it interesting when I enter someone’s home and they have a placard or poster hanging that says “God Blesses Everyone Who Enters This Home” (hearts, italic font). I wonder if they believe it. Did they buy that? Was it a gift they felt they had to put up in order to appease […]

Ableism in the Wedding Industry

A great many things have changed about weddings and receptions as technology and social media have infiltrated the aisle. Some couples are asking that invitees leave their cellular phones in a secure location outside of the event spaces. This is to ensure privacy and possibly how the ceremonial actions are captured. Wedding photography is a […]

Retro-Grade

There are four planets going retrograde this month: Venus, Mars, Saturn and Mercury. Jupiter did it’s thing last month. All these retrogrades tend to have people in and out of the know to begin attributing all the difficulties they’ve been recently facing to this phenomenon. They give us a chance to be more mindful and conscious […]

The Difficulties of Normativity

Relationships are challenging. Obvious observation. Much of what I read, as I research opinion and position online, indicates that more women, especially women of color, are vocally refusing to participate in cis heterosexually normative relationships altogether. I don’t blame them one bit. When a couple decides to “work on it” they are considering recommitting themselves […]

The Fear of Forever

This is a day of many things. It is the Inauguration of a new president and the eve of a wedding. The ramifications feel as if they’ll last for the rest of our lives. Like the vows some people make and, for some, eventually break.  That’s why forever should be taken out of the equation. […]

Writing Can Be Hard

Most people write their own vows or use traditional templates to express their devotion. But sometimes it can be hard to put in to words the feelings and experiences you’ve shared with this person, especially during a public ceremony. There’s no shame in asking for help. Speeches, vows, and poetry or spiritual verses are used […]

A Family Affair: Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher

The following tweet shows mother and daughter, together, grasping hands (posted by Lea Michele).  https://twitter.com/i/moments/814413545605627904 It is indicative of what never giving up and never letting go means. Debbie Reynolds died within a day of her daughter, Carrie Fisher. So many people, of all generations are morning the loss of such immense talent. Even Zsa […]