Guess Who’s a Baby Naming Consultant?

This girl! I've been writing and interning for Kate at Sancta Nomina this year and now I'm pleased to announce that I will be offering consultations of my own! Details are over on her blog, but here's an excerpt of the post I wrote for her today: As far as naming goes, I tend to … Continue reading Guess Who’s a Baby Naming Consultant?

Holding Myself Back and Breaking Free

Recently, I was accepted into two professional programs out of UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television–– writing for late night comedy and screenwriting. It's caused me to reflect on this passion a lot, even though I've written about it before. I was re-reading my application essays and thought they really succinctly summed up my … Continue reading Holding Myself Back and Breaking Free

Choosing a Confirmation Saint or How Silly Things Can Bring You Together

Recently, I commissioned an icon of my Confirmation saint, Zoe of Pamphylia. As she is a lesser-known saint and lived in the second century, there aren't many depictions of her. I was confirmed in 2002. For almost twenty years, I've been growing closer to this saint whose face I couldn't even picture, let alone wear … Continue reading Choosing a Confirmation Saint or How Silly Things Can Bring You Together

In Defense of Breasts

Breastfeeding is a beautiful gift between mother and child that reflects the nourishing nature of God. It's a very grand work. Literally nourishing another person with your body! In fact, it's an image of the Eucharist. Who else gave His body to feed us? Who else's body do we literally feast on and put at the center of our faith and our lives? Jesus!