“Somehow I didn’t see this till just now. A graphic-novel count is a brilliant idea!…”
“I have so much catch-up reading to do, from your list, and Qristina’s, Jessica, I…”
“I’ve been meaning to see that documentary, Sheila! Thanks for the reminder, because in the…”
“Thank you so much for sharing that article, Sarah. I completely agree with the importance…”
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I was nineteen and he was thirty-something. I was a student and he was a professor, not my professor but a professor at the University I attended. I am 56 now and I remember every detail of what happened because it was so cruel and … [Read More]
A prestigious MFA program in quite possibly the most diverse, liberal city in America, at a liberal university. A cohort of self-proclaimed feminists and a female workshop instructor. A hotbed of rape culture.
Which one of these is different and does not belong?
Except it did – … [Read More]
June is Roma and Traveller History Month, which began as an effort to educate people about these culturally rich, diverse, vibrant, oppressed, underrepresented, and misunderstood ethnic groups most commonly referred to as “Gypsies.” Let’s start with the word. Gypsy: the less-accurate term that gadjé (Rromanes … [Read More]
On June 10, the Washington Post published an article, “One Way to End Violence Against Women? Married Dads,” claiming that girls are safest when growing up in homes with their fathers. Appearing in the Post just before Father’s Day, the article recycles the rosy 1950s-era … [Read More]
I particularly respected two men in the literary field. They were both authors, good ones, but it is in their capacity as editors that they particularly excelled. I was an out-dyke writing in the 90s when I first encountered each of them. One edited me … [Read More]
At dinner she asked why I write such sad poems. And I told her, “my poems are not sad, they are masochistic.” My poems like a good choking, a good spanking. They want to be bound and gagged and told what to do. There … [Read More]
The Mentoring Experience – from K.T.
I began mentoring with Girls Write Now in September of 2013. That’s when I met Bre’Ann—the smart, talented, funny writer I am so grateful to have been paired with.
Every week we meet at a Harlem coffee shop. At first there … [Read More]
I get it, the lure of a murderer’s words. They exert an undeniable pull—this is someone talking from the outer reaches of experience, this is someone narrating what it’s like to do something unthinkable—or what we’d all like to think is unthinkable, though in fact, … [Read More]
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