On October 11, 2021, I aired a collage I made on Radio Ravioli called "Alien Heart."

Over the pandemic, I have felt isolated and almost like an alien, struggling to feel normal in crowds and with other people.

It's reminded me how much I felt that way as a kid, too. At the time, it really felt as though nobody could really understand me. I wanted to find a community of people so bad, but also felt way too uncomfortable in my own skin and unable to be like myself to get there!

I asked some friends to record themselves describing instances where they feel like misfits, outsiders... like an alien.

The idea was on my brain for a while, and I feel lighter having completed it.

Praise be, vulnerability!

You can listen to the collage on WFMU's website here.