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Fashion. Podcasting. Cancer. Politics. A look back on 2017.


I’m not even joking – and unfortunately, right now I don’t have time to play catch-up. Here’s a summary of my 2017. For reasons that will rapidly become apparent, it begins in June. You may assume that the months before June also included “Activisting.”

June: Laid off in company-wide restructuring. Took the rest of the month off. Reconnected with self, family, and community. Activitsted.

July: Spent time with family. Looked for a job. Activisted.

August: Freelanced. Activsited.

September: Freelanced. Started a hyperlocal political podcast (radiofreebayridge.org) Activisted.

October: Freelanced. Got diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Also some rad podcast stuff. Also organized (along with my #ResistanceFam here in Bay Ridge) some pretty impressive (if I may say so myself) protests over the House’s passage of a bill to eliminate a woman’s right to bodily autonomy after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Here’s a video that was made of our first protest.

November: Freelanced. Had my thyroid out. Got to spend a few days with fam in NYC that I hadn’t expected, incl. the spawns. D’aw. And some rad podcast stuff.

December: Freelanced. Radioactive Iodine (RAI) treatment to destroy any remaining cancer cells. Hired onto the Omar Vaid for Congress campaign. More rad podcast stuff. Quit fashion in favor of politics.


…? (But definitely more rad podcast stuff. And politics.)

At any rate, dear reader friends, if you don’t hear from me here for a while, it’s because there’s a lot going on. It’s a good thing.

Whatever challenges you faced in 2017, I hope you you overcame them and got to spend more time reflecting on happy things than sad ones.

And may 2018 be even better!