This podcast made my voice shake!

Dear writing sisters, I loved loved loved appearing as a guest on the podcast STFU: We’re Not Done Talking Yet  hosted by my dear writing sisters Charla Gabert and Danielle Woermann. We talked women and voice and writing and silencing. And, somewhere in there, I...

Mother Truths: Quotes by Women Writers

Dear writing sisters, I’ve been thinking about the complexity of motherhood—and the mother-daughter relationship—in a patriarchal culture that renders mothers as one-dimensional, self-sacrificing, benevolent women who do not have needs beyond caring for others. Never...
May your inner twinkle guide you

May your inner twinkle guide you

Dear writing sisters, For a number of years now I’ve taken to decorating the corner mantel in our family room in place of a tree. I string it with star lights that twinkle, then I add ornaments that conjure snow–a snow owl and a tree made of feathers,...
What’s your metaphor for silence?

What’s your metaphor for silence?

Dear writing sisters, Years ago, when I was in my twenties and just setting out on what would become a quest to recovery my voice from silence, I joined a peer counseling class. The theme of the class was women’s empowerment. In this class, we learned how to...