And it’s crushing us.

“Dear Ms. Corkern, your child is missing assignments.”

Okay, but we’re just now getting our footing with these 14859437 new programs and passwords, so despite his best efforts, he’s not fully caught up, especially since we had two days of troublesome internet and it took several…


You say life begins with a heartbeat, but does mine no longer beat to keep me alive. Am I not a person?

My life matters more.

There, I said it.

The life of the born trumps the unborn

unless the woman bearing the unborn child, who is flesh of her…


Life as we know it is over.

Eight months ago was the beginning of the end of the world as we know it.

My kids are still home. From school. Since March.

They miss their friends.

They spend too much time on devices but what the hell else are they…


And our faces toward each other.

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I was born and bred to be a Trump supporting Evangelical. I know them and their beliefs inside and out. I understand the insidious nature of the religion, and I’m here to tell you, evangelicalism, and all monotheistic, narrow religions are the enemy of progress, the enemy of anything good.


My sister is dead. How can I sleep?

The thought plagues me as I try to close my eyes. My sister died. My sister, she died.

The words don’t seem real, yet they’re all too familiar like I’ve rehearsed this moment in my mind another time, another place. Did I…


Before we start, here’s me, in a nutshell:

I’m a Hamilton, an Ennegram 8, an ENFP but really an ANFP because I’m an ambivert. I’m a Ravenclaw who is ashamed of JK Rowling, but I still appreciate what her work did for a generation. I can hold both things in…


And it’s your Christian duty to vote for him.

I have endured a lot of medical pain in my life. A ruptured appendix, gallstones, childbirth, a broken ankle to name a few.

But nothing comes close to the pain I experienced when I was 10 weeks pregnant with my miracle…


This isn’t about lipstick.

Wear the goddamn lipstick, I told myself.

Wear the lipstick.

You’re only here for a little while.

One day, no one will ever see you smile.

Again.

Wear the lipstick, if that’s what you choose.

Who cares if it’s not “your” style. You make the rules.


Because I am

“I imagine death so much it feels more like a memory.” -Lin Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton and I relate to this line more than any other line in any other production.

About 4–5 years ago, my entire social media was inundated with posts about the must-see…

MJ Corkern

“People like to laugh at you cause they are all the same; I would rather we just go our different way than play the game.” -Pink

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