Sweaty Women

On my run this morning, a man gave me his unsolicited opinion about my body. I was slowly running East. He was slowly walking West. We shared the same sidewalk, in fact we nearly brushed shoulders, and when we did, I could feel the creep of his weight slide into the space between us. He […]

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A Letter From Hafiz

Dear Reader, I heard God laughing the other day. It was a gift, one you open with your ears, and the closer you lean in, the more you unwrap yourself in its sound, and suddenly you are giggling together like a poem of hope and joy. Translation, for me, is a daily contemplation, wild and […]

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Writing Like Lions

The National Book Festival is held every year in Washington, D.C. and yesterday I saw some of my favorite writers speak about their art, the world, and where they stand in it. It is one thing to consume their words on the page, to step into a world of their own creation, written and bound […]

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Prayer is a Place You Create

Inspired Scribble is the place I have created to practice my prayer and my communion. It is the space I have given to breathe along my spiritual journey. It is a way I honor my gift of writing. “This is self-care, not a competition,” my mother once told me, encouraging me to step out of […]

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