Announcing “Buried in the Margins”

“Women are tired, tired of defense, tired of permission, tired of dismissal. Show me a woman who has not known abuse, who has not been betrayed, who has not been manipulated, who has not been coerced into unspeakable things: taking the fall, writing the letters, harboring secrets to stay in the game. Such oppression and…

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Poems for Motherhood

New Birth I lost moreĀ  of my mind than I did my hair when you first came out, water-logged and anxious, a bit like your mother. I cared little for social graces and faces appearing to peck at the chores and leave leftovers at my door. I needed sleep like a memory foam bra lifting…

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Five Favorite Things: September

“Unmapped” by: Charlotte Getz and Stephanie Phillips This is one of the most creative memoirs I have read in quite some time. Both authors take turns writing chapters, and plays, and letters, which are equal parts hilarious, original, insightful, and moving. The book is long, and became a good friend I hung out with before…

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In Review: “Long Days of Small Things” by Catherine McNiel

Motherhood is grueling, but there are abundant opportunities for growth and joy amidst the sacrifices made on a daily basis. Reading is a respite for me, a way I recharge my batteries, so I want to spend my reading time well. I am so glad I stumbled across author Catherine McNiel and her gorgeous book…

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In Review: “Dragonfruit” by: Malia Mattoch McManus

Once in a blue moon, a story reaches into the core of your being, and moves it with the sheer beauty of its truth, honesty, revelation, and lyricism. I have a list of about ten novels that have done exactly that in my life. “Dragonfruit” is such a story, and will remain in my heart…

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