Training in Brazil | March 2018

Training in Brazil | March 2018

The Copacabana sun smiles through the doors of Strauch Jiu-Jitsu as I reach the top of the stairs. Windows line the wall that faces the street, and from one story up the street below loses any sense of menace. All I feel is warmth and energy. Gis and belts sway...
Memoir // Chapter 2

Memoir // Chapter 2

Introduction These chapters come in no particular order. I am writing down the memories as they come, and will organize them all when the whole thing is done. Love to you all, Katrina. The girls joke that you don’t audition at Cheeks. You just show Elmo your tits and...
Memoir // Chapter 1

Memoir // Chapter 1

Introduction This is the first chapter in a memoir I’ve been writing about my time at St. John’s College. For years, I’ve been ‘trying not to write it,’ but over the past year or so I have become what I would call physically unable to not...