YA Review: WHAT HAPPENS NOW by Jennifer Castle

Told during the aftermath of protagonist Ari’s experience with self-harm and ongoing battle with depression, What Happens Now explores the ways in which we know and un-know ourselves and others as we confront the truth beyond fantasy, and the imperfections beyond the exterior.

A Reflection on my MFA Decision

Below is a personal reflection essay I wrote for The English Update before graduation, reflecting on the difficult MFA application process and even more difficult decision process.

Learning to Let Go: A Graduation Story

A couple weeks ago, I wrote a post about my graduation anxieties, about leaving an entire life of people and spaces I once considered to be mine. I don’t have a coping formula, but I may be on to something decent. The original post can be found here. Even with college coming to a close,Continue reading “Learning to Let Go: A Graduation Story”