On the day of Trump’s inauguration, I visited a local mosque. I wore a long black skirt, a long sleeve grey sweater, and a pink, oversized scarf that I planned to wrap around my head to cover my hair. I got there early because I knew I would sit in…

November 1, 2020

Aviana, Aspyn, Azlyn, Liam, Brantley, Mason & Future Loves,

Before I say anything else I want to make clear that when I “joke” about one of you taking care of me when I am old this is not actually a joke. Barring some extraordinary life change, one…

Although Kamala Harris’s nomination is historic as the first Black and South Asian woman to appear on a party’s ticket, last night’s Vice Presidential debate was mostly a throwback to simpler times. No one screamed at each other. …

Recently I spoke to two men whom I love dearly about the upcoming election. They are current and former military.

A few months ago Joe told me he was impressed with what he heard from Biden. When I tell you this made me want to weep with joy I am…

When I was a kid I thought my job choices as an adult would be: Teacher, Police Officer, Fireman, Doctor ( not a nurse), and maybe for the girls — Artist or Librarian, for the boys — Astronaut or Professional Athlete. I was aware adults did other things with their…

Dear Madre,

This seems like a big milestone and I guess it is. Half a decade without you. In so many ways it seems unfathomable but also sometimes I forget. Like maybe we were best friends in high school and we just grew apart so we have no idea what…

I hope you’re reading this from your couch, a place I hope you’ve become more accustomed to in the past five to seven days. Technically, I have been self-isolating for over two weeks but truthfully, my days haven’t changed that much since I quit my job last year. Except they…

I was twenty-four years old when my doctor told me it would be difficult for me to have children. When I got to my car, I called my supervisor and told her that I would be a little late returning to work. I had taken half a day off to…

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When I was a kid, Baltimore meant two things: The aquarium and the Orioles. I don’t remember much about the trips we took to the aquarium and the only Orioles game I remember going to began tragically when our train was late and I did not get to meet Cal…

Alecia Pawloski

Lover of books, wine and dogs; in no particular order. Advocate for abused men and women. Aspiring writer.

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