Solnit #4: Women’s Stories

More brilliant from Rebecca Solnit, this time about the necessity of women's testimonial storytelling as a tool for breaking patriarchy. https://lithub.com/rebecca-solnit-let-this-flood-of-womens-stories-never-cease/ Originally published on LitHub.

Solnit #3: Change ain’t pretty

I always wish that I had written these essays. The best I can do is share them. https://lithub.com/rebecca-solnit-progress-is-not-inevitable-it-takes-work/ Originally published 9/3/19 on Lit Hub.

Writing Wisdom #11: Why Do You Write?

Wild Womanista's weekly Writing Wisdom series features writing tips, publication and contest leads, fellowship and residency opportunities, author networking, and other authorial obsessions. Issue #11 is for people needing creative motivation to meet their authorial goals. Kate Colby offers intelligent insight on how to stay focused for writing success. https://wp.me/p4SsOO-omD Originally published online by A … Continue reading Writing Wisdom #11: Why Do You Write?

Writing Wisdom #10: Thirteen Thoughts On Writing

Wild Womanista's weekly Writing Wisdom series features writing tips, publication and contest leads, fellowship and residency opportunities, author networking, and other authorial obsessions. For Issue #10, I'm delighted to share community wisdom and writing tips from author Paul Skenazy. Originally published in Thoughts On Writing via Brevity.

Sex and Insanity

July marked the first anniversary of prolific publication for me, with 10 different essays and poems printed in literary magazines and anthologies. While focused on getting my heartfelt words out into the world, I unwittingly produced a suite of essays around the intertwined themes of sexual violence and mental health. Here's an overview. The poem … Continue reading Sex and Insanity

“We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Diversity Certificates!”

To the Ivy League Institution Selling Online Diversity Credentials: Let's establish clear boundaries. Please get your advertisements out of my feed. However, since you saw fit to clutter my life with your marketing campaign, I have a few things to say about it. For decades, people of color have been doing or attempting to do … Continue reading “We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Diversity Certificates!”

To white sister-friends & with pure love to WOC in the trenches

This may be a tough message for some of you to receive, but please read to the end. On behalf of too many folks in rage, tears, or paralyzed numbness, I am asking white women to reflect on how many frontline people of color you are actively supporting in our current and historical reality of … Continue reading To white sister-friends & with pure love to WOC in the trenches

Solnit #1: The Silence Machine

As follow up on my last post, today I'm sharing the latest brilliance from Rebecca Solnit: In Patriarchy, No One Can Hear You Scream. Epstein, Trump, Weinstein, R. Kelly and other power players not only get away with decades of child rape, they run industries and institutions that shape the world in which we live. … Continue reading Solnit #1: The Silence Machine

Truth in Trauma

I'm not on social media much anymore because I'm too damn busy but it's time for an important public service announcement: If you are ignoring news about the latest child molestation, statutory rape and sexual harassment cases, if you are neglecting to reach out to known sexual trauma survivors (nearly all of whom are triggered … Continue reading Truth in Trauma