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

Writing Wisdom #9: ‘Practical Steps to Improve Your Craft’

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 #9, I am grateful to Rebecca Monterusso for this list of concrete craft strategies. https://wp.me/p57bCQ-69P Originally published on Story Grid.

Writing Wisdom #8: ‘Writing Retreats and Activist Writers’

Wild Womanista's weekly Writing Wisdom series features writing tips, publication and contest leads, fellowship and residency opportunities, author networking, and other authorial obsessions. Memorial Day passed and college students are on summer break, so it's time to discover new vacation reads and polish your prose until it shines in the sun. In Issue #8, Trish … Continue reading Writing Wisdom #8: ‘Writing Retreats and Activist Writers’

Writing Wisdom #7: ‘The Essay as a Tightrope Between The Self and The World’

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 #7, let's offer thanks to Johanna Michelle Lim for this elegant meditation on the form, process and philosophy of the personal essay. https://wp.me/p5Dy7t-fT Originally published March 5, 2019 on Lim's … Continue reading Writing Wisdom #7: ‘The Essay as a Tightrope Between The Self and The World’

Writing Wisdom #6: Battling Writer’s Block

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 #6, I'm experiencing profound get-the-words-out gratitude for blogger Madeline Bartson. Try her block-busting tricks to get your literary mojo flowing. https://wp.me/p97v69-gf First published as '25 Hacks for Instsntly Finding the … Continue reading Writing Wisdom #6: Battling Writer’s Block