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On Being Becca · 2W ago

Disregarding Purity to Chase Intimacy, or My Weird (lack of a) Sex Life

My most intimate moment with a man happened to me on top of an active volcano.That sounds amazing, but trust me, this is actually a pretty embarrassing story. On a scale of zero to cringe, t...
On Being Becca · 1M ago

That Kind of Growth

I missed an appointment with my therapist because I found out that I was able to go up on a field excursion to Vatnajökull last week, so I let the ice and the Icelanders be my substitute the...
On Being Becca · 2M ago

The Heart and the Hips

What do you do when your heart is full but also cracked? You know, like when your chest caves in at the empty spaces but still fills itself with lava sometimes, and you're not sure whether i...
On Being Becca · 3M ago

Naked in Public, and Other Thoughts

There have been a great many things to consider, lately. Heading soon into my eighth month living in Iceland, this has kind of become my life now and my home now and there is this huge, mass...
On Being Becca · 4M ago

A Hitchhiker's Guide to Western Iceland

First of all, I don't hitchhike. Take me with you? Photo: Johanna MatjazThat is, I didn't until this past weekend.See, I'm American and we can't do these things. People in the USA think that...
On Being Becca · 5M ago

For Science, At Least

I am in that nebulous void between feeling like I need to run a marathon that ends with stripping naked and plunging my bare ass into the north Atlantic, and feeling like I need a several da...
On Being Becca · 8M ago

Candidly Compassionate

Every day is an adventure with the diagnoses that I drag around. More accurately, every day is an adventure with me, regardless. Sometimes I am a thousand percent over it and want to pretty ...
On Being Becca · 9M ago

That Iceland FAQ You've Probably Been Waiting For

Hi, internet! I thought I'd post a preliminary Iceland FAQ as a little thank you present for those of you who have been following my life's little journey lately. Especially since, ya know, ...
On Being Becca · 10M ago

Pills and Rage and Perspective

Sometimes, as some of you know, the pills I take with my lunch screw with me a little bit. They are so, so good at helping me not want to die every second, and preventing me from convulsing ...
On Being Becca · 10M ago

Latitudes and Other Strong Metaphors

A year ago, I was south. I was in SoCal, soaking up some sunshine with a few of my dearest loves.Okay, that's absolutely true, but more accurately I was paralyzed and drowning in those anxie...