Project Type: Essays

When You Don’t Feel Like It

In August 2017, Michelle wrote a personal essay exploring the ways she's missed the entire point of service. After experiencing a personal heartbreak, Michelle decided to "help others," but in a self-sentered way that led to a beautiful, albeit humbling experience. You can reach the entire essay here.

All My Pets are Dead

In perhaps her most-recognizable essay, "All My Pets are Dead" Michelle chronicles the memories of her very-dead pets with offbeat humor and surprisingly-poingant moments that will take anyone back to the heart of their childhood and first lessons of death. The essay originally appeared in University of Baltimore's Plorkology: Poems, Stories, and Essays, 2013 and then in ...