The VIDA Count: Lifting Women’s Voices

Culture does not make people. People make culture. If it is true that the full humanity of women is not our culture, then we can and must make it our culture. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie     VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts is an organization that works for gender parity and justice for women writers. […]

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Writing as Seeing with Soul: An Interview with Marilyn

This week’s article is an audio recording interview with me by Jeanne Schlesinger on her radio program “To See with Soul.” After taking my course “Excavate Your Truth/Free Your Voice,” Jeanne found that much of the writing we did was, indeed, soul work. In this interview, I talk candidly with Jeanne about the excavation process […]

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Your Inner Critic: An Opportunity to Expand Your Writing

Killing the Angel in the House was part of the occupation of a woman writer. Virginia Woolf   When I begin working with women in my “Transform Your Writing/Transform Your Life” mentorship program, I give them what I call a “Conscious Writing Packet.”   The assignments in the Conscious Writing Packet set a foundation for […]

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Staceyann Chin Takes Center Page: A Review of The Other Side of Paradise

When people ask me what I do as a writing coach, I tell them that I show women writers who are done being silent how to free their authentic voice so they can take “center page” in their writing and in their life. I’ll admit I love a good pun, and while my puns sometimes […]

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Writing Past Silence with Virginia Woolf

“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life?” Muriel Rukeyser once asked then said, “The world would split open.”   My world split open last Thursday night when I taught the first Writing Women’s Lives™ class at Riverviews Artspace in Lynchburg, Virginia. Eight women joined me around a large oak table […]

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