Skylar Liberty Rose
We can reject the labels we don’t require. We don’t have to apologize for existing, for taking up space, for daring to demand a different outcome.
Adults take an average of 16 breaths per minute. That's 960 breaths an hour. That's 23,040 breaths a day. What if we made just one of those breaths count?
The lines and crevices in my hands speak of stories. I cannot remember how they began. I have no idea where they will end. I only know that I am them and they are me. It is these stories which I know I must honor. These truths which I must bear witness to.
Instead of willing sleep to return, I've stopped fighting the shifting light. There's something oddly soothing about its reassuring progress. It is symbolic of impermanence. Nothing can remain the same, everything must change. It is these early morning meetings of truth that have led me to ...
I reclaimed my health and left my job, embarking on a six-month trip to India and Bali. I volunteered at shelters, I practiced Yoga at the foothills of the Himalayas, and I worked through some of the emotional baggage that I'd accumulated. That baggage looked like divorce and bulimia. It looked ...
Self-inquiry is uncomfortable. It's easier for me to blame police officers with guns than it is to look at my own hands and question my own actions. How am I culpable? How am I complicit? Can I do more? Can I listen more? Can I love more?