Once upon a time I was a new mother. It was before body positivity, before athletes and models came in all shapes and sizes (though I admit we still have a long […]
“Writing, regardless of the end result—whether good or bad, published or not, well reviewed or slammed—means celebrating beauty in an often ugly world.”
― Mary Karr
“Don’t lament so much about how your career is going to turn out. You don’t have a career. You have a life.”
― Cheryl Strayed
“You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.”
― Anne Lamott
Cut the ending. Revise the script. The man of her dreams is a girl.- Julie Anne Peters
You are never stronger . . . than when you land on the other side of despair.- Zadie Smith
Keeping busy is the remedy for all the ills in America. It’s also the means by which the creative impulse is destroyed.- Joyce Carol Oates
Create dangerously, for people who read dangerously . . . no matter how trivial your words may seem, someday, somewhere, someone may risk his or her life to read them.
– Edwidge Danticat
I picked a hell of a time to start dating again. Ending a nearly seven-year relationship with my former partner, Alex, was hard enough, as was the discussion of whether or not […]
How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than create it herself.
– Anais Nin