Heirloom

In the Shadow of Saris: Exploring Identity Through Memory and Dislocation

Only after I left a home where there were many women who might have helped me did I realize the sari represented more than a cultural announcement.

Jan 26, 2021
An Ode to the Kamenoko Tawashi, the Turtle Brush

Natural, natural, everything natural. I’m a sucker for it, Shinto-ish environmentalist and object-worshipper that I am.

Jan 04, 2021
How a Gift Connected Me, a Trans Woman, with Three Generations of Women in My Family

“My cousin’s gift was validation, a connection I hadn’t even realized I was looking for.”

Jul 12, 2017
Feathers from Home, and Other Family Heirlooms

“If you wanted to remember someone or something, you had to choose carefully.”

Mar 28, 2017
The Watch of the Worry Dolls

“I found the worry dolls again, bittersweet reminders of a simpler time.”

Mar 21, 2017