My Bowl

Every morning, after I wake up, put on my clothes, and stumble downstairs, I go into the kitchen and I take a cereal bowl down from the cupboard. It is always the same bowl; it’s my bowl.

My Bowl

Choice: A Major Life Update

Let me tell you about the year I decided to stop shaving—my legs, my armpits, you name it. I was a budding feminist and had heard the talk about how shaving legs was just a cultural construct created by the patriarchy to sell razors, and after seeing my brother-in-law’s girlfriend sporting armpit curls and shaggy legs at a family wedding, the idea wouldn’t leave my mind.

Choice: A Major Life Update

Crippled by Sight

There are thousands (millions!) of things that you can visualize clearly because you know what they look like. But what problems could you solve, what things could you make, if you knew exactly what 1/16” feels like, or what a double convex curve of a certain radius feels like, or what a low-relief acanthus feels like?

Crippled by Sight

Courage in the Face of Convention

“I’m going to drop out of BYU.”

As the words came out of my mouth, I could hardly believe them. I had recently been accepted into BYU’s very competitive Industrial Design program and had all the hopes and expectations of parents, grandparents, friends and teachers riding on me… and I was going to drop out?

Courage in the Face of Convention