A writer from the Oklahoma plains exploring the connectivity of humanity. Maybe, through all our differences, there’s a common thread that runs through our story. With my dog Daisy by my side, I hope to follow that thread wherever it may lead.

I ask—what would life be to know the dust of our bones, to know who we are beyond doubt or shadow or fear? I want to know mine. And so, I begin a challenge to myself: to step outside the confounds of my own comfort that I might breathe. To lean in a little harder, bravely following my voice whenever it echos. To disengage from all platforms that give me a list before giving me a hug and to learn to embrace myself and people in whatever shade or shape we are.