What life is like for too many of us. This is one story. But it is the story of all of us. Be brave. Keep telling your stories. We are here. We […]
A powerful poem about the strength of one woman when confronted about her heritage by those who are fearful and stereotype what they don’t understand. May we all write with such strength […]
Being a contemporary woman means we should have choices about how to create and utilize our own work-life balance. However, as Amy Westervelt notes, “Here’s the truth: You want to have a career and kids? You totally can, but both will suffer.”
We just passed the 10,000-follower mark, which seemed like a good place for the band behind the blog to stop a moment and thank you. I’m always touched and amazed when I meet […]
I will live in uncertainty. I will put myself out in the world without having a guarantee that everything will go the way I want. I will understand that the condition of […]
After My Friend Phyllis Shows Me the New York Times Obituary Headline: ‘Lou Michaels, All-Purpose Player, Dies at 80, Missed Kicks in ’69 Super Bowl.’
by Rosemerry Trommer When I die, let them write about all the mistakes I’ve made. Let them mention in the headlines how many rejection letters I’ve received from The Sun. Let them say, […]
The writer, poet, editor, and yogi Melissa Carroll on womanhood, body image, appearance, and culture. Read the whole wise, honest essay here. “I’m in sixth grade, playing in my backyard with my […]
Most of us try to start a new year by beginning (or maintaining) a healthy habit that will last the whole year long. Usually it’s fitness, nutrition, self-care, or productivity-related. Those are […]
I’ve found it to be true you’re only as sick as your secrets. But, really, as memoirists, are we to have none?
In high school I prided myself on knowing the best gossip, and later I became a journalist. The question I had to ask myself, when the time came to finally write a memoir, was how much to divulge.