Author Archives: Rina

Arrival

For the past three years, I’ve struggled to put the experience of my “faith crisis” into words. I wrote a little about it HERE and HERE, and HERE, but haven’t quite been able to explain how months of struggle culminated in an … Continue reading

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No, I was not “born this way”

(I meant to post this during pride month, but true to form I’m running a bit late)… “What if I wasn’t born this way at all? What if I married Abby not just because I’m gay but because I’m SMART? … Continue reading

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Choose Wisely

I wrote this a few months into my first romantic relationship in almost 20 years, my first romantic relationship with a woman, and the first romantic relationship I’d ever entered while still married to my husband. One night, struggling through … Continue reading

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Onsra

Regarding the inspiration which led to her song Love Me Anyway, Pink once said: “I’m a hard person to be in a relationship with. I have a really high bar for myself and a really high bar for others. That … Continue reading

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I Want

I want to be the one who knows you. Your likes and dislikes, your preferences, and your little idiosyncrasies. I want to be the one you can talk to about anything and everything without fear of judgment. I want to … Continue reading

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Two Years of Journaling in a Nutshell

Someone told me recently that writers tend to present their best selves in their work, so I thought today I would invite you into my crazy and publish a little peek into my not-so-great self. Elizabeth Gilbert once wrote that … Continue reading

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Evergreen/Chiaroscuro

*The shorter version of this poem (found below entitled Chiaroscuro,) and this one are excerpts from the larger work entitled Evergreen that I have since submitted for Tell Her Summit’s upcoming Anthology Pause and Pivot. I’m sharing both here, mostly for … Continue reading

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