Posted in June 2013

Warming the Bench

Warming the Bench

Shannon Delmonico Photographs As my little family crested the grassy hill, I felt my courage leave me. In front of us was a massive spray park, metal tubes jutting out of the ground from every angle, gushing buckets of water out onto dozens of little ones, their shrieks piercing every eardrum within a one mile … Continue reading

Only if I’m the Best

Only if I’m the Best

In seventh grade I was pretty much the Gabrielle Reece of our volleyball team. I would stand confidently behind the thick painted black line, scuffed volleyball nestled in my left hand, eyes narrowed. My right arm would effortlessly swing, lobbing the ball clear over the net, to the utter devastation of my less skilled classmates … Continue reading

Reclaiming Femininity

Reclaiming Femininity

“You were created to be strong and powerful and formidable. Not in spite of your sex, but because of it.” She teetered into the room wearing sky-high clear plastic heels, each one garnished with a giant pink bow. A floral pastel dress with a short flared skirt completed the ensemble. She beamed when her eyes … Continue reading