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Michelle Walker

For The Failing Hearts of Mothers

These past few months of quarantine, violence, altered schooling, and political fighting amongst friends, catapulted me into a place I have never been. It had some of the characteristics of depression—-a feeling of hopelessness, lack of motivation, high anxiety,…

The Places We Wait

The average person will spend 10 years of their life standing in line. A third of your life will be spent being fast asleep. Of course, there are the months or even years we wait to be married, the…

Who Will Go First?

This last week at Mutual, I attended a Mother-Daughter Night, and was asked to speak about how my daughter, Isabelle’s, heartaches were my heartaches, and successes were my successes. I did a very unlike-me-thing, and procrastinated until just a…

When Darkness Falls

  Babies are born with two intrinsic fears: fear of falling, and fear of loud noises. Yet, as babies develop into young children, it is normal for them to experience nyctophobia–or being afraid of the dark. For most children, this…

A Broken Hallelujah

Everyone seems to be traveling home for Christmas right about now. It’s a time for family, and friends, and baked goods, and Christmas on the radio. Christmas songs always seem to warm my soul, and get me feeling the…

Come, Come, Ye Zombies

    If there is one thing universally liked among teenagers it is this: sleep. You sleep often, and even in terribly uncomfortable places in order to ride that Sleep Train into downtown Dreamland, even if only for a…

He Will Come for You

It was a day I had avoided for nearly eleven years. I walked into the Department of Motor Vehicles feeling rather weak, and worried if I would make it back home all right. I took a number, and sat…