Lissa is a writer and nanny who lives in Oakland, California.
The Last Wild Fish
I learned about the hunt after most folks because I don’t keep a mobile device fired up. But I do have sense enough to spend some precious electricity each week to learn what’s happening on the grid, after what not knowing cost my parents. Gotta keep a side-eye on the wider world, since it’s so determined to destroy itself, and me along with it.
The Worst Thing I Ever Said to My Transgender Brother
Like all four Bay children, my little brother was assigned female at birth. The last to arrive in our family, by all accounts, he was an unplanned surprise to my parents.
To Shine In a Starring Role
So, Jared dumped me over the phone even though he lives like two blocks away and he could have easily done it in person like an adult. He’s not an adult, though, not really, so I guess I can’t hold it against him.
The Messed-Up Kitten with the Crooked Head, Cloudy Eye, and Gross Ear
My friend Simrit is always pulling messed-up cats off the streets of Philadelphia and nursing them to health. She does it so often that she’s already got a whole bunch of permanent cat roommates, so sometimes she tries to pawn off her extra kitties on her friends.
Love and Online Subscriptions
Annalise Eiseman is 29, attractive, successful, and single. She badly wants to meet the right man and settle down. But this is not just a story about Annalise Eiseman. It’s important you know that right up front, because it does not display her at her finest.
This Diploma from 1923 Shows How Far Women Have Come in 100 Years
There’s more than enough stuff in the world already, so I get practically everything I own secondhand. I do it both for environmental reasons and because vintage stuff is way cooler! From clothing to furniture to appliances to home décor, I’m constantly on the lookout for unique items that people have cast aside for reasons that shall remain forever a mystery to me.
A Playlist For Those Who Escape Reality By Writing Fiction
The point of meditation is to relax the mind, stop thinking about your worries, and connect deeply with the world around you.
The Pandemic Year / in Review, Told in Haiku / By My Facebook Friends
When the COVID-19 pandemic officially began on March 11, 2020, most of us believed that quarantine would only last two weeks. How naïve we were!